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Title: The star
Uniform Title: Star (Port Saint Joe, Fla.)
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Publisher: W.S. Smith
Place of Publication: Port St. Joe Fla
Creation Date: October 5, 2006
Frequency: weekly
Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Port Saint Joe (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Gulf County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Gulf -- Port Saint Joe
Coordinates: 29.814722 x -85.297222 ( Place of Publication )
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Dates or Sequential Designation: Began in 1937.
General Note: Editor: Wesley R. Ramsey, <1970>.
General Note: Publisher: The Star Pub. Co., <1970>.
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 2, no. 7 (Dec. 2, 1938).
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October 5, 2006

Reading into the Record Books

Schools had to sign up last April to
participate in the event.
For every 15-20 students, a teacher
or aide had to be present to ensure that
all were reading aloud and at the appro-
priate time. Every student had to sign
a petition that he or she had read the
prescribed passage, out loud and from
11:25 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. ET.
Further, two independent observers
were required to be present to ensure
that everything went according to the

rules outlined in some 17 pages of infor-
mation sent from the state.
"They had to be from outside the
school system," Thompson explained.
Those two independent observers
were Supervisor of Elections Linda Griffin
and Tax Collector Shirley Jenkins, who
occupied opposite sides of the stands in
"The Dome" to watch the reading and to
ensure that sounds emanated from mov-
ing lips.

(See RECORD on Page 2A)

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Mexico Beach Hires New City Administrator Revitalization

By Marie Logan
Star Staff Writer

' Two months after the city of Mexico Beach
declined to renew the contract of then city
administrator Henry Flack, the mayor and cit5'
council have hired a new administrator.
Thirty-five-year-old Chris Hubbard moved
from his post as city clerk in Springfield to the
position of c it adnunistrator in Mexico Beach
on Monday, October 2
He comes to Mexico Beach via Springfield,
Cedar Grove, where he also served as city
clerk, and the U.S. Air Force.
Hubbard attended the University of
Kentucky from 1989-1993, leaving college to
join the Air Force. He was stationed at Tyndall
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Air Force Base in security, lea\-nui the military-
in 2001 to enter the financial field.
Hubbard became city clerk of Cedar Grove
in 2003, moving to Springifield in mid-2005 in
the same capacity. He is also currently attend-
ing Gulf Coast Community College, taking
classes in business -administration.
When asked about the differences in" the
jobs of city clerk versus city administrator,
Hubbard replied that, as city clerk for both
Cedar Grove and Sprinafield. he had taken
on the role of city administrator without the
official title.
"Both cities have strong mayoral positions.
but neither pays its mayor for a full-time job, so
the city clerk takes on that role," said Hubbard.
"In both places I've had the jobs of a city clerk

Mexico Beach's new city administrator Chris Hubbard (R) talks with Mexico Beach resident David
Jones (center) and Bo Creel (L), city building inspector, at a city hall welcoming cookout.

with the responsibilities of a city manager and
citN planner.
"With all the dLiterent hats I've had to wear,
I count my three years [in local municipal gov-
ernment] in dog years."
Hubbard describes himself as 'very peo-
ple- oriented," with an "open door policy" for
both employees and citizens. "I want everyone,
to come and see me and I want to hear citizens'
concerns and complaints."
One of Hubbard's goals is to "try to recon-
nect Mexico Beach with Bay County," saying
the city relies on the county for several th ungs.
mainly sewer and water.
I want Mexico Beach to keep its ties with
Gulf County, but strengthen its ties with Bay.
Bay County officials don't have a face to put
with Melxico Beach," said Hubbard. "I have con-
tacts with Bay and want to bring Mexico Beach
closer to county officials."
According to documentation received from
the Mexico Beach city clerk's office, the city
administrator's position was advertised in the
Tallahassee Democrat, the Panama City News
Herald, and with the Northwest Florida League
of Cities.
Twenty-seven applicants applied for the
job. Information, from a list of 23 of the 27
applicants shows at least five were women.
Resumes from the 27 applicants were vet-
ted for the city by the Range Rider Association,
an association of retired Florida city managers
who offer professional advice, counseling and
guidance to Florida cities and counties and
their managers.
Hubbard's beginning salary is $60,000.
Flack's salary, beginning and ending, was
Paul Sabiston, city administrator prior to
Flack, was paid $45,011-$50,585, with a $375
per month car allowance.

Boundaries Expanded

By Tim Croft
Star News Editor

New name, new boundary lines and a
broader vision.
By a vote of 4-1 Port St. Joe city com-
missioners last week approved a pro-
posal from the Downtown Redevelopment
Agency to expand the boundary lines for
the agency's focus to include all of North
Port. St. Joe.
Commissioner Rachel Crews was the
lone dissenting vote, saying she would like
to see the issue tabled for the present for
further study.
In approving a "Finding of Necessity"
as required under Florida law, commis-
sioners approved a resolution that chang-
es the name of the DRA to the "Port St. Joe
(See CRA on Page 3A)

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By Tim Croft
Star News Editor

Seventh-grader Blaine Bush pon-
dered the question for a second or two,
his eyes a window to the wheels spinning
behind them.
What lesson had the Port St. Joe
Middle School student taken away from
participating in an attempt to break a
Guinness world record?
Bush smiled and matter-of-factly
answered, "I learned that while your
school may be small, you can be part of
something big by pulling together."
That's what 252 Port St. Joe stu-
dents did last Thursday as they and
middle-school students from around the
state attempted to carve a place in the
Guinness Book of World Records for
having the "Most People Reading Aloud
Simultaneously in Multiple Locations."
In 2004 more than 155,000 students
from 737 schools in the United Kingdom
set the record, reading a passage from
the works of William Wordsworth.
At 11:25 a.m. ET on Thursday morn-
ing, the hand-held radio of eighth-grade
reading teacher Shirley Thompson crack-
led. with the words to begin and the Port
St. Joe students, inhabiting the lower
level of the R. Marion Craig Coliseum,
joined over 200,000 other Florida stu-
dents in reading a passage from "Peter
and the Starcatchers," a book by Dave
Barry and Ridley Pearson.
"It's not every day you can get into
the Guinness Book of World Records,"
said eighth-grader Erica Balogh. "We
practiced and practiced in home room
for this. This was fun."
Thompson might have a different
viewpoint. ,'
For starters, the paperwork to make
all this work across Florida and secure
consideration by the folks at Guinness
was daunting, even for educators famil-
iar to the red tape of public school edu-

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Disparity of

School Test Scores

an Immediate

Problem in County

By Marie Logan
Star Staff Writer

Citing depressing statistics regarding Gulf
County minority and disabled students and
their reading abilities, Gulf County School
Superintendent Tim Wilder and school board
member Billy Quinn called a town hall meeting
last week to discuss the situation.
Only half a dozen parents were in atten-
dance when the meeting began, along with
Wilder, Quinn, Port St. Joe Elementary School
principal Melissa Ramsey, and Deborah Crosby,
Coordinator of Special Services.
According to state Florida Comprehensive
Assessment Test data on minority test scores,
the state's number one concern was the differ-
ence in white and African-American scores.
Even the state has called Gulf County and
"asked what's going on," said Wilder.
Gulf County ranks 63 out of the 67 coun-
ties in the state in minority test scores. In
Gulf County the minority group is African-
The percentage of minority students who
can read on grade level at Port St. Joe High
School, according to the state, is 14 percent,
meaning 86 percent of the high school students
read below a high school level.
At Port St. Joe Middle School, 35 percent
of minority students read on grade level; 65
percent do not. Port St. Joe Middle School is
the only 'A"' school in the county, according to
state school ranking criteria.
Thirty-eight percent of minority students at
Port St. Joe Elementary School read at grade
level, a 20 point drop from the previous year.
Currently, 62 percent of the school's minor-
ity children cannot read at grade level. In the
2004-05 school year 58 percent of them could.
Wilder told those in attendance that he
wanted to "brainstorm" to find ways to get par-
ents im'ol',ed ni their children's academics
Citing student achievement as the main

(See EDUCATION on Page 6A)

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Tim Croft The Star
Superintendent of Schools Tim Wilder read along with Port St. Joe Middle School students as
they joined students from around the state in seeking to break a Guinness Book of World Records
mark for most students simultaneously reading aloud from multiple locations.

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The school also needed
a lead reader, filled ably and
enthusiastically by Karen
A videographer and pho-
tographer were on hand to
further document Port St.
Joe Middle School's involve-
Superintendent Tim
Wilder also joined the fun,
reading aloud with the stu-
dents in a short break from
more official duties.
"St. Joe has never been
involved in a world record as
far as I know," Wilder noted.
Middle school principal
Juanise Griffin said, "It's a
real honor to be involved in
The exercise on world-
record reading was only

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the most recent initiative
-in Gov. Jeb Bush's Just
Read, Florida! program, a
key component of the over-
all education plan Bush has
implemented with the help
of state lawmakers the past
eight years.
Reading aloud,
Thompson noted, is a key
ingredient in the reading
"Reading aloud builds
fluency," Thompson said. "It
builds the number of words
that students can read in
a minute. And it's proven
that students who are flu-
ent on grade level do well on
the (Florida Comprehensive
Assessment Test) and other
"Reading aloud is one of

the five main components
of reading in the state of
Thompson further
explained that all the reading
teachers at the middle school
practice reading aloud in
class each day. Thompson,
for example, spends many
days with articles of interest
in The Star, her students
reading aloud, learning both
to read and to read newspa-
"We do fluency practice
every day," Thompson con-
tinued, noting that 60 per-
cent of the reading portion
of the FCAT involves reading
informational text.
All the paperwork con-
taining student and observer
signatures and other docu-
mentation must be submit-
ted to the state by the middle
of this month, so it won't
be known for some weeks
whether Guinness will recog-
nize last week's activities as
a world record.
"There is no guaran-
tee that Guinness will print
every name, of course, not
all 200,000 or whatever the
number is," Thompson said.

Tim Croft/The Star
Teacher Judy Campbell has students sign to officially declare they have read the required passage
allowed as part of the documentation required by the Guinness Book of World Records.

"But we know we did it. It
was fun."
Was it about the record
or a bit of time out of the
normal classroom, Bush was

"Both," the seventh-grad-
er said with a wry smile.
"I do have this (the pas-
sage) memorized. It's kind

of funny."
And a lesson in what
can be accomplished when-a
small school pulls together;
all 252 strong.

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Redevelopment Agency."
"This is great news,"
said DRA executive director
Gail Alsobrook. "The focus
can now be placed on this
(newly expanded) area to
re-energize, revitalize and
redevelop this area."
Under Florida law, a
Community Redevelopment
Agency is aimed at assisting
local governments in elimi-
nating and/or preventing
blighted conditions deemed
detrimental to "sustaining
an economically and social-
ly vibrant community."
Those blight factors
found in North Port St.
Joe during a recent study
conducted by Land Design
Innovations out of Winter
Park, included, but were
not limited to:
Inadequate sidewalks
as well as street layouts
and parking facilities;
Existing unsanitary
and unsafe conditions;
Inadequate or outdat-
1;1 building patterns;
Drastically inadequate
High vacancy rates for
commercial and residential
Higher incidence of
crime due to drug sales
compared to the rest of the
A greater number of
building code violations.
The study findings
came after several months
bf examination of the North
Port St. Joe area and the
feasibility, as well as desire
by residents, to be included
Within the focus of the DRA
efforts toward redevelop-
ment of the city's down-
town area.
Several public work-
shops were held at which
the major question seemed
to be whether North Port
St. Joe should be a sepa-
-rate CRA or become part of

the DRA mission.
Though questions
remained, they were ren-
dered moot by decisions of
DRA officials.
While a separate CRA
would have different staff,
the board of directors
would have been the same
as for the DRA, Alsobrook
As it stands, the new
agency will create an advi-
sory committee comprised
of folks from greater Port
St. Joe to provide input
on decisions and plans to
move forward.
"We don't plan on tell-
ing anybody what to do,"
Alsobrook said. "There will
be no unilateral decisions."
As a result of last
week's vote, the Port St.
Joe Redevelopment Agency
is now charged, by Florida
statute, with creating a new
Community Redevelopment
That plan must include
the following:
Details on addressing
low-and moderate-income
housing; capital improve-
ment projects; housing for
any displaced person; pro-
jected costs in detail as
well as a schedule for proj-
ects; and safeguards that
proposed work follows the
Additionally, a diagram
must be drafted which
shows the various elements
of the plan, open spaces,
limitations on building and
density and public use proj-
ects and improvements.
Land Design
Innovations will be charged
with creating that plan,
though the plan will really
be in three parts.
"The consultants are
charged to revise our plan,"
Alsobrook said. "There will
be three different plans,
one for the waterfronts

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area, one for the downtown
area and one for the newly-
included area.
"It is not a one-size-fits-
all. Each plan will focus on
the strengths of that area."
For example, the water-
front is a natural home for
eco-tourism efforts while
the downtown offers Reid
and Woodward avenues as
distinct opportunities for
redevelopment and revital-
The final plan, which
can only be approved the
City Commission after a
public hearing, can not
conflict with the city's comp
The key to any CRA is
the Tax Increment Financing
that provides funding for
infrastructure and capital
With TIF, a certain per-
centage of property taxes
paid to the city and county
are returned back to the
agency newly-named the
Port St. Joe Redevelopment
Over the past two years,
that amount has equaled,
about $100,000 from both
the city and county.

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The Break-it Principle

We can't help but wonder when the
ostrich will raise its head out of the sand.
County commissioners continued these
past two weeks to act oblivious to what the
public deems one of the most important
local issues of the day while providing ongo-
ing fodder for a simple theory.
That theory would go something like
this: single-member districts, county-wide
voting, call it what you will, the system is
In two special meetings over the past 10
days commissioners have acted as if they
have created an alternative universe which
is spinning away in ways they can't even
seem to comprehend.
These were meetings held in the middle
of the day in the courthouse in Wewahitchka
in what could be interpreted as a nifty way
to tamp down public turnout and all but
guarantee that a tape would never air on
public access television.
We will leave aside for now the issue of
the additional costs taxpayer costs in per-
sonnel, transportation and the presence of
county contractors traveling to Wewahitchka
in the middle of the day.
What those meetings revealed was a
fractured panel which often does not know,
nor apparently care beyond the narrow
what-might-be-in-it-for-me, what is going on
in other districts.
For example, commissioners, judged
by the meeting held this past Monday, went
out and made bond agents and attorneys a
bit of money by extending and compound-
ing long-term debt by nearly three times,
without a clear idea if and where the money
was needed.
There is no priority list, no tangible indi-
cation of just what is needed for road paving
and where.
The cities easily crafted theirs -
Wewahitchka officials provided a list on
Monday but county officials either didn't
know what they wanted or couldn't prop-
erly direct those hired to decide what they
Further, while commissioners can spend
15 or 30 minutes discussing the same topic,
they do so in a fashion that indicates that
translators are required.
The week before last, commissioners got
together to discuss the issue of procedures

for projects, which came off as another way
of saying they can't trust each other when it
comes to how money is spent.
While the argument turned on a kernel
of efficient government having some kind of
uniform policy in place to police how county
money is expended it devolved into how to
slap hands when they get too deep into the
cookie jar, the taxpayer's cookie jar.
The same taxpayers elected officials
almost disdainfully ignore in this big busi-
ness of public services.
For all the huffing and puffing, adver-
tising and proclamations,
the truth is that taxpayers
didn't receive any bargains We rema
in the budgeting this sum- for those

We remain steadfastly
waiting for those officials
up and down the county
who cloak themselves in
the trappings of conserva-
tism to stop treating pub-
lic money as a bottomless
piggy bank.
For all the hoopla about
millage rates rolled back,
the truth is that spending
remained pretty much at
the elevated levels as this


cloak the
in the tra
stop treat
money as
less pigg

year, save for, in the county's case, a mere
1 percent of $13 million in local property
For -all the discussion about commis-
sioners carving back those outlandish and
record-breaking budget requests from
department heads, let its be mindful that
this was no more than a yearly rite of pas-
sage designed to produce exactly what it
did this year plaudits to elected officials
for not actually doing anything to curb their
spending appetites.
Remember, former gubernatorial can-
didate Tom Gallagher, easily the most con-
servative candidate in the bunch this year,
was introduced to a large crowd on a local
restaurant as a Gulf County kincLof guy.
Gallagher started his platform talk dis-
cussing his belief that the voters, not local
elected officials, should decide at the polls
any tax increase above a certain amount.
Cumbersome and unworkable, the plan
was, but the spirit was fundamental to what

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secretly figured Dad was right.
That's why we kept such a sharp look out
for any time he would be playing for a dance in
our area. We figured we'd-better-hurry_ifwe- ever
wanted to see him in person!
Buddy Wiggleton got word that he was going
to be at the Rainbow dance hall in Big Sandy. We
were a year away from having a driver's license so
we bummed a ride with Alton Cunningham and
lit a shuck for Big Sandy. This was in the sum-
mer of 1962. We didn't have girl friends. We didn't
want to dance. We had never even been to a dance
where they charged you to get in. We just wanted
to see Jerry Lee Lewis pound that keyboard and
do a verse or two of "Breathless." They didn't tell
us until we were inside that Jerry Lee couldn't
make it.
We figured that's just ole Jerry.
On the first Saturday night in April, 1963,
he was scheduled for the Mullins Club down in
Greenfield. It was a sixteen mile drive for us and
we discussed on the way over how they were going
to get all the folks that "was bound to come" out
on that tiny dance floor. As it turned out the dis-
cussion was for naught-Jerry Lee didn't show.
I was getting a little perturbed at this guy.
Later that summer he was billed into the
Oasis Club in Huntingdon. Me and Buddy went
but I waited outside until they announced that
Jerry Lee wasn't going to be there after all.
I was getting smarter about these Jerry Lee
Lewis sightings. On the way back home we got
to wondering if Jerry Lee even new about these
"bookings" in all these little places in every crook

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is occurring here.
Elected officials, when it came to the
budget, talked the talk but really did not
walk very far this year.
Cities and county, the soaking may have
slowed a bit, but taxpayers still have the
pruned skin.
Most troublesome, at the county, is a
hiring freeze thawed within days.
As the James Madison Institute, a con-
servative think tank, described recently, per-
sonnel, salaries, benefits, the whole pack-
age, is the largest slice of the budgetary pie
in local government.
Real reining in of
in waiting spending must start
(local) with a more efficient
... who In a coun-
ty where more is
emselves spent on courthouse
ippings of maintenance than
emergency medical
tism to response, where the
citing public Road Department is,
based on dollars and
S a bottom- personnel, a higher
y bran k.t m priority than law
ly bank.. enforcement, it's not
hard to deduce the
ranks are bloated.
Whatever the labels, at this point the
most accurate diagnosis is that the system is
broken and commissioners seem to be the
last folks in the county to know.
The argument is sprinting beyond the
simple classifications of another era, of
single-member districts and their parochial
fiefdoms nourishing a ghastly remnant of
scratch-your-back politics, or a Commission
elected by all voters in the county.
More and more it is becoming an issue
of when commissioners will halt their spin
and buckle down for a grip on real ideas
and solutions for what the public already
recognizes as a fractured and inefficient
The public's recognition was amply dem-
onstrated two years ago on the November bal-
lot, when 67 percent indicated, in so many
words, that something needs to change.
If anything can-be taken away from the
past two weeks, it is that little has.



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Virus Protection
With the arrival of cooler temperatures
and a drop in humidity temporary as it was
- comes the time of year when we greet other
I'm talking about bugs, as in those nasty
little viruses and bacteria that scurry through
schools and children's bodies, causing elevated
temperatures, sore throats, rashes and other
assorted maladies as they pass.
On the pages of this paper staff writer
Marie Logan details one such bug, another I've
had personal experience, with in the past few
days, and most who know me won't have much
trouble deducing exactly how.
Hand, foot and mouth disease is, according
to local physicians, spreading like wildfire in
a neighboring county and is now documented
- which it must be in Gulf County.
This is not be confused with foot-and-mouth
disease which infects cattle, sheep and pigs.
Similar, but fundamentally different virus-
Hand, foot and mouth disease is, as I have
come to understand, quite common in children
under the age of 10. The symptoms are a fever
which typically arrives as a precursor to sores
in the mouth, hands and feet.
Think about it there isn't a child around
under the age of three or so who doesn't test
most new objects out, sometimes including
hands and feet, in their mouths. And then touch
other objects, which are in turn touched by
other children.
The sores can start as a rash or red spots
and become weeping blisters. The rash on feet
and hands does not itch.
As with so many viruses, the one that causes
hand, foot and mouth disease does not produce
symptoms in all who come in contact with it,
but it is moderately contagious, as, again, I can
personally attest.
Complications are typically minor, but if the
disease is caused by a certain strain of virus,
there is a possibility for it to ultimately manifest
itself in viral meningitis, a very serious disease
which can, in rare cases,-produce paralysis or
become fatal.
This is why physicians, when they find
hand, foot and mouth disease m, for example, a
toddler, will document the case.
And while it mainly occurs in children
under 10, it can occur in adults, also. Everyone
is at risk of infection, though not all those
infected become ill.
Outbreaks of hand, foot and mouth disease
occur worldwide and are most common in the
late summer and early fall.
The kicker is that as with most viruses, pre-
vention is as fundamental as warm water, soap
and a paper towel.
What is amazing is that in this day of more
and more exotic viruses and diseases that more
folks don't take the few minutes or, for, those
who need a timer, two choruses of "Happy
Birthday" required to protect themselves from
a host of ills..
Before preparing meals, before eating, after
blowing your nose or using the bathroom, wash-
ing hands is essential, Ask any doctor, nurse,
EMT or medical professional.
So much could be avoided by this simple
task. Sounds so basic, but it remains stunning
how many people simply don't know or care
what a difference a hand wash can make.
Not running hands quickly under some
water and grabbing a towel hanging from the
rack, but a thorough washing with soap and
warm water, if available, for at least as long as
it takes to sing "Happy Birthday" to yourself two
times through.
Make it "Happy Health Day" to the tune
of the more familiar song, celebrate that you
are taking a significant step toward ensuring
you won't be a statistic in the ongoing struggle
against bugs that are becoming more resistant
and troublesome for health professionals by
the day.
Vote Early But Not Often
Linda Griffin has a plea to registered voters
in the county.
She's going to be setting up early again for
the November election so please if you have the
time save some time for everybody on Election
Day by voting early.
While the Florida Legislature has certainly
wreaked havoc on Supervisors of Elections
across the state since 2000, lawmakers have
at least made it stunningly easy to vote in any
Call Griffin's office and voters can cast an
absentee ballot without ever leaving their living
room recliner.
And beginning Oct. 23 and running through
Nov. 4, voters can vote at any time during nor-
mal business hours and on Saturdays at
two convenient locations on either end of the
Folks on the north end can come by the
Wewahitchka Public Library. On the south end,
stop by Griffin's Long Avenue office. Machines
and ballots are there, it takes only as long as
any voter requires reviewing the ballot and cast-
ing their choices.
Picture ID is just about all that is required
and the time it will save Griffin and her loyal
crew on Election Day is huge.
S More than that, though, state lawmakers
dictated that officials such as Griffin meet vodt-
ers more than halfway.
Seems the least voters could do is grab on.
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and cranny of West Tennessee. Or, was the man-
agement just exploiting The Killer's name to draw
a crowd!
I have pondered on that one for years now.
I have also marveled at the career of Jerry
Lee Lewis. When the Beatles hit and rock and roll
took a nose dive, The Killer emerged a couple of
year's later singing country music. It was amaz-
ing. He could do country better than he did rock
and roll! I mean, and this might pound sacrile-
gious, he could sing "You Win Again" better than
Hank Williams.
And, if you turn to the gospel field, Jerry Lee
, does the best version of "When The Saints Go
Marching In" that you'll ever hear. His talent is
_just about as good as he says it Is! He's dynamite
on rhythm and blues and rockabilly. I've never
heard him do folk music, but I guarantee you, he
could sing "Puff the Magic Dragon" better than
Peter, Paul and Mary.
In 1972 I drove to Birmingham, Alabama,
because Jerry Lee Lewis was supposed to do a
show for WVOK's Shower of Stars. Much to my
surprise he showed up! And he didn't disappoint.
What a night! I don't think anyone there was too
worried about who he married in 1957. Or that
he didn't show up at Big Sandy in 1962. Or that
the Beatles had moved him (and a lot of others)
off the rock charts in the mid 60's. He brought
the house down! He entertained! He rocked
The only thing he didn't do was set the piano
on fire at the end. I figured age was slowing him
down a little.....
Elvis is dead. Carl is dead. Johnny Cash is
dead. So is Bill Haley...;and half of the Beatles.
Jerry Lee Lewis has just this week released
another album. It is appropriately entitled "Last
Man Standing". Isn't it amazing how life turns
I thought of my.Dad and his admonition back
in 1958. Ole Jerry Lee has fooled us all.....or, as
he has so aptly reminded us for fifty years now,
"The Killer Rocks On....."
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Elvis was good. And so was Chuck Berry.
B.B King was an institution even back then. Carl
Perkins had one big hit. Bill Haley might right-
fully lay claim to being the first rock and roll
man..... But Jerry Lee Lewis is the guy that got
us all moving.
The mere mention of "Whole Lot of Shaking
Going On" forty-five years after the fact still gets
my feet to tapping. I can visualize Judy Seratte, at
the old swimming pool, dancing along with "High
School Confidential". And a fight would break
out if anyone said a word while "Great Balls of
Fire" was playing. You'd a thought Jerry Lee had
whipped a spell over us......
It sure had my Mother worried back in
1958! -
She thought Elvis was alright because he
said "Yes ma'am" and "Yes sir" in all of his inter-
views and he always spoke of his mom with such
love. And she thought Bill Haley and the Comets
were acceptable because of his cute cowlick. Carl
Perkins grew up just down the road. We might
have even picked cotton with him. Chuck Berry
was a "rags to riches" story that Mother rather
admired. Johnny Cash had served in the army.
But Jerry Lee, she declared, was too loud,
too' brash, too gyrating, too wild and was playing
the devil's music and we needed to steer clear
of him. It didn't help any that he called himself
"The Killer". It only got worse when Mom heard
his jazzed up rendition of "Drinking Wine, Spo-
Dee-O-Dee". Setting his piano on fire on the Allen
Freed show didn't exactly enamor him with either
of my parents. And when word got around that
he had married his 13 year old cousin before his
divorce with his first wife was final....well, that
just validated all that Mom had been saying....
Dad wasn't as concerned, '"A guy living like
that won't last long. He'll burn himself out. I just
don't know how many he will take with him."
* Dad wasn't on a moral crusade. And he wasn't
out to "get anybody". If he was "way down criti-
cal" on rock and roll music, he never mentioned
it to me. He just didn't figure anyone could keep
up that pace for any length of time and live to be
very old.
All the fledging teenagers in' our little town

The Star, Port St. Joe, FL Thursday, October 5, 2006 5A

Estrabished I V31 *erving Uult county aIJI su o.Tr""'


The problem with pri-
maries is that they directly
affect the general election.
Both parties are shooting
themselves in the foot by
moving progressively fur-
ther left and right. The far-
ther they move to the fring-
es, the more they alien-
ate mainstream America,
which forces them to steal
votes from the middle.
The system of the prima-
ries has to be questioned
because we are still in a
two party system and main-
stream America is centrist.
Therefore Centrist America
does not have a party with
a strong foundation to rep-
resent its interest. The cen-
ter is being ostracized and
alienated in the primaries,
which means that many of
the candidates that repre-
- sent mainstream America
are not making it on the
ballot for the general elec-
tion. The overall integrity of
the vote is weakened.
The mainstream elec-


torate needs to get more
involved in the primaries, or
we need the Centrist Party
on the ballot. We are caught
between a rock and a hard
place. Let's say the rock is
"lack of involvement", and
the hard place is "lack of
motivation" or "voter frus-
tration". Candidates that
claimed hard left or right
positions to win the prima-
ries (against centrists), will
have to change their tune
for the general election,
and claim to be centrist,
or campaign on Centrist
issues and positions in
order to win the general
election. The spin from
party agendas and candi-
dates is spinning integrity
right out of reality. The end
result is that we all lose.
Why? Fewer voters vote
during the primaries. The
type of people that vote
in the primaries are often
more dedicated to their
respective party as opposed
to the mainstream elector-

ate. It stands to reason that
Centrist candidates would
not get as many votes in
primary elections, espe-
cially in our current cli-
mate. Some centrists are
making it to the general
ballot, but many are not.
Therefore, many of the can-
didates that are nominated
for the general election are
less likely to represent the
mainstream view. This all
goes against the purpose
and intention of the prima-
ry, to elect candidates that
represent the views of the
majority of the people.
"Houston, we have a
problem." Be aware when
you vote in the general elec-
tion, because the candidate
you may have most liked,
or may have been most
appropriate, may not have,
made it to the ballot.
We need to look at the
local, national and inter-
national aspect of how our
vote will affect us now and
in the future. We need to sift


through the spin and the
smiles, the campaign ads,
and the personal attacks
of the 527's, and ascertain
the needs of the region and
the nation. Just because
someone appears to be a
nice person is not a good
enough reason to vote for
them. Of course this goes
against the grain and meth-
od of campaigning with
its handshaking and baby
kissing love fests.
There is a phrase
referred to as Ockham's
razor, by Sir William of
Ockham, "entia non sunt
multiplicanda praeter
necessitatem" (Entities
should not be multiplied
beyond necessity). Nor
should things be oversim-
plified as Einstein point-
ed out, "Things 'should be
made as simple as pos-
sible, but not any simpler."
In a way, these great
thinkers are saying there
is a middle ground, and
a reasonable manner of

addressing any problem.
We will have to look past
the attack ads and the bias
which dominates the elec-
tion campaigns these days,
because the middle ground
still does not have terra
firma under it. Since the
Centrist Party will take
some time to gain main-
stream awareness and the
ballot, we must do our
best to figure out whom to
vote for by looking deeper
through the fog and haze of
bias and manipulation that
is by design clouding our
vision. Nobody said it was
going to be easy.
At worst our votes are
the only way we can make
a difference in our gover-
nance and the way things
are done. At best we can
bring the Centrist Party
to the ballot and form the
foundation for Centrist can-
didates which will reduce
the ability of the left and
right parties to keep steal-
ing from the middle. We

must not become so com-
placent as to'think that we
can't change anything, nor
so naive that we believe
what we are being told at
face value. If we pay more
attention, and get more
involved, we can turn the
tide and make a difference.
We live in a democracy, now
all we have to do is exercise
it to a greater extent, and
while we're at it, we could
use-a bit more exercise any-
way just to get the blood
going again. It's just com-
mon sense.

By John E Reisman,
The Centrist Party
Box 130689, Big Bear
Lake, CA 92315

Islet Transplant for Diabetes



A transplant of healthy
- pancreatic cells can help
some people with type 1
diabetes. However, a small
study published in the
New England Journal of
Medicine found that the
results were mixed for
most patients. In the study,
researchers looked at 36
people in North America
and Europe who had.severe;
type 1 diabetes. In this form
of diabetes, the pancreas
produces no or not enough
insulin. The patients were
all given transplants of pan-
creatic cells called islets
from donated cadavers. A
year after the transplant,:
16 of the patients were able
to stop taking insulin shots
altogether. Ten patients
showed some improvilentf
but were, not "cured." and
the other 10 saw no ben-.
efit from, the transplant.
,- However, the benefits didn't
last for most of the patients;
16 of the patients who'd
Gotten some improvement
needed shots' again with-
in two years of the trans-
plant, The Associated Press
reports. The cell transplant
;: also caused 23 cases of
serious side effects in the,
recipients. The researchers
could hot explain why the
procedure helped some dia-
betics and not others, the
AP says.

Portions and Packaging: Stopping Medication: Press reports.
Many Americans misun- Many Americans stop Women, Diet and Stress
derstand the serving size taking medications they Fractures:
listed on nutrition labels need before it's safe to do Cutting calories could
a problem that can add do. A series of studies pub- put women athletes at risk
up to lots of extra calo- lished in the Archives of for sports injuries. A study
ries, according to a new Internal Medicine looked published in the American
Vanderbilt University study. at medication compliance Journal of Sports Medicine
Inthe study, researchers sur- in U.S. patients. One study found that female athletes
veyed 200 people between of more than 1,500 heart who have eating disorders or
June 2004 and April 2005 attack patients found that are on extremely low-calorie
about the information, on one in eight people stopped" diets are more likely to suf-
food labels. Overall, people taking aspirin, beta blockers fer stress fractures and leg
answered two-thirds of the or stations within a month pain. The study looked at
questions about the food cor- of leaving the hospital; 76 women who participated
rectly. Their most common the sttidy also found that in college sports including
mistake, though, involved those who stopped taking soccer, field hockey, vol-
serving size; many people the medications were three leyball and cross-country.
assumed that the entire times more likely to die dur- Researchers gathered data
package equaled one serv- ing the next year than those on the women's years in
ing. Others miscalculated who continued taking them. school sports menstrual
the size of the portion they Another study of more,than history, bonerts, mineral den-
were eating. The Associated 11,500 diabetes patients hst bodn-mas. index, and
..Press reports. While people. found that those who didn't inidene of prior leg pain
,with lower education levels take their medication were an flat feet. hee-quar
were more' likely to mis- more likely to be hospital- d ad
interpret labels than more ized or to die than those ters of the women had hand
educated people, there were who complied with their g pa i the Pa
mistakes in all the groups, .drug regimen. Two other 26% of them had leg pain
the researchers found. The studies looked at people's during the current season.
study 'participants made reasons for stopping medi- IThose who had abnormal
mistakes estimating the cations. These included the eating habits were. most
calories 'in bagels, a micro- cost of the drugs and failure likely to have stress frac-
wave dinner, peanut butter, by doctors to adequately tures. The researchers say
a pint of ice cream, cookies explain a medication's side this, is because "disordered"
and candy, the AP says. The effects or to clarify how, eating habits in women can,
researchers' cite problems long it should be taken. The lead to decreased estrogen
with portion control as one researchers say their find- production. Estrogen is a
of the factors in the obe- ings suggest that 'doctors key factor in bone develop-
sity epidemic in the United and patients both need to ment, The Associated Press'
States today. work harder on medication reports.
compliance, The Associated

New Law: Drivers Must Give Bike Riders More Room

By S. Brady Calhoun
Florida Freedom
Kevin Bramlett says some
Bay County motorists have a
hard time sharing the road.
Bramlett, 39, a cyclist who
co-'owns Steve's Bike Shop on
23rd Street, said he has been

clipped by cars three times
in the past decade. He, was
hit twice by rearview mirrors
because the drivers stayed
much too close when passing.
"It hurt, but it didn't knock
me off the bike, believe it or
not," Bramlett said.
He was knocked off his

$3,000 Fuji road bike
a car moved over too q
after passing and stru'
front tire.
Despite the inci
Bramlett said he has
been seriously injured.
The Florida Legis
recently passed a law in


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when of keeping cyclists safer on
quickly roadways. The law, which went
ck his into effect on Sunday, requires
that motorists give a three-
dents, foot buffer to cyclists when
never passing. The previous law only
used the words "pass safely."
Slature Drivers who get too close
hopes will face a moving violation
charge, which comes with a
fine, and have points tacked
onto their driver's license.
"We should have done
that a long time ago. That
es," was sort of an unwritten rule
cind even before they passed the
hol? law," said Henry Lawrence, the
president of the Panama City
Flyers cycling club.
1% Cyclists, though, would
benefit more from paved
shoulders, or bike lanes, on
9% more city streets' and addi-
tional biking trails, Lawrence
and Bramlett said.
0% "Most people don't know
how to judge three feet to begin
with," Bramlett said. He added
that the law probably will not
be enforced until after a cyclist
has been hurt or killed.
Lawrence said he has been
rs cut off and clipped numerous
times while riding in the area.
d "We've all had close calls,",
re Lawrence said. "Most people
give -you the three feet but a.
lot of people get mighty darn
s close.
"Sometimes they try to
see how close they can get to
r you."

Board of Courity Commissioners

Residents and taxpayers can contact County
Commissioners in the following fashion.
BY county cell phone:

Carmen McLemore

Billy Traylor

Nathan meters, Jr.

Jerry Barnes

* Commission
Chairman Carmen
McLemore can be
reached at 227-4965

* Commissioner
Billy Traylor can be,
reached at 227-6036.

"" '

Bill Williams can be
reached at 227-6422.'

Commissioner ,
Nathan Petets, Jr.
can be reached at

* Commissioner
Jerry Barnes can be,
reached at 340-0220.

Commissioners can
also be reached by
mail at 1000 Cecil
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issue of the meeting, Wilder
said "What we're doing in the
classroom is not working.
And I'm responsible for it."
He told the group that his
official superintendent proj-
ect, as required by all new
superintendents, is to close
the gap between white and
minority student test scores.
Quinn followed by telling
the people that his concern
was that the minority stu-
dents "were not at the same
levels as white students. We
need a strategic plan for
north Port St .Joe, street by
street contact for parents, to
help them keep track of their
kids' progress."

Wilder told the group
that the school system had
to hire more minority teach-
ers and school administra-
tors, saying "it's only fair to
the kids. But it's very, very
hard to find minority teach-
ers in this county," he said,
recounting his and school
board members' attempts at
heavily recruiting minority
During the two-hour
meeting, an additional 10
parents came in. And this,
acknowledged everyone pres-
ent, was one of the primary
Quinn, the only African-
American school board

member, was adamant that
parents of minority and dis-
abled students realize the
problems facing their chil-
dren, and become active in
their children's lives and
school work.
The key is structure, he
said, "and our children have
no structure when they leave
school. We have to crack the
whip a little, mandate certain
things at certain times.
'"Athletes have to main-
tain certain grade averages
to do things, it's the other
students we're missing."
The overriding con-
sensus of all present at the
meeting was that the schools
needed to reach all parents
and make them understand
the necessity of being more
committed to their children
in order to give the children
"every opportunity to be suc-
cessful," as Quinn stated it.
"We know we have a prob-
lem," Quinn told" the audi-

ence. "Parents, we're going
to have to do something. We
have to change our way of
doing things," he continued.
"We've got bright kids who
have high expectations, but
they won't get there if we
don't hold their feet to the
Ramsey told of sending
five different letters out in the
summer advertising the 23
slots available to Port St. Joe
and Wewahitchka elementary
students to enroll in the sup-
plemental program for stu-
dents. Through federal and
state funding, qualified stu-
dents are provided with extra
structure and additional aca-
demic help. Only six applied
for the slots, she said.
Parents just have not
responded to this, added
Quinn, calling on people to
"spread the work, call Ms.
One woman in the audi-
ence, a regular substitute in

the Port St. Joe school sys-
tem, said the reason the 23
slots were not filled was in
the room with them.
"Just look around," she
said. "The ones who need to
be here aren't. Until we get
parents of kids who really
need the help, we're talking
to ourselves."
The audience agreed.
After a discussion of
several programs already in
operation in the community
Wilder noted that the schools
and parents already have
a number of. resources on
hand that they needed to take
advantage of.
"If parents have trou-
ble with daycare, what bet-
ter place to send their kids
for three hours after school
than free tutoring," Wilder
asked. "There are 'plenty of
places [to send children after
school], the problem is get-
ting them there."
Ramsey told the group

that from her perspective she
believed young students need
to have a foundation. People
need to spread the word in
the black community that
she was available for com-
munication, she told them.
"Each student no matter
who they are or where they
live deserves the chance to
be educated," said Ramsey.
Two possible ideas that
came out of the meeting
appointing street cap-
tains who would take two
blocks each and actually
knock on every door to try to

-galvanize parents;
an "each one bring one"
approach for the next month-
ly meeting, with each one in
attendance bringing another
parent to the next meeting.
At the October meeting,
date to be announced, Wilder
And Quinn will set the dates
for the next six months of

ARC/Gulf Transportation Laying Groundwork for New Home

By Tim Croft
Star News Editor.
A site had been donated,
a grant and loan package
secured. Construction bids
will be sought almost any
So the folks at the
Association for Retarded,
Citizens and Gulf
Transportation are plan-
ning to put on a show to
solicit community support in

expanding their facility and
their services.
"We are in the process-of
trying to build a new build-
ing," said Dianna Harrison,
executive director of Gulf
ARC. "It will enable us to
provide more services. We
want to expand our services.
We are a bit limited around
"We are going into major
fund-raising mode. We want

to get the word out and get as
much support from the com-
munity as we can."
Here is the -organiza-
tions' current center at 309
Williams Avenue in Port St.
Joe in what used to be the
Life Management Center.
The facility, just over
3,000 square feet, was origi-
nally designed and construct-
ed for uses far different than
those needed by Gulf ARC

An Important Message

For Our Members

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October 1. 2006

Dear Members of Ti ndall Federal Credit UnLion:

JOSEPH T. MANNING As a Member-Owner. you are special Unlike profit-oriented financial institutions which.
Chairman of the Board have stockholders, N ou belong to a cooperative of over 97.000 account holders who own
Tniidall Federal Credit tUnion) a share of Tvndall Federal Credit Union. Regardless of your account balance, you have a
A unique opportunity to play an active role in the growth of Tyndall Federal by serving as
an elected official and by exercising your right to vote during the annual election.

We are seeking qualified men and women to serve on the Tyndall Federal Board of
Directors. The Board of Directors is responsible for the general direction of the Credit
Union. The term of office for this position is three years. Elected officials sere,on a
Volunteer basis and are not compensated that's one reason it takes special people to
serve the needs of their fellow Members.

lyR Our Bylaws require that you be a Member at least 18 years of age to run for elected
office You \\ ill be expected to devote the necessary time to perform sour credit union
Volunteer functions. Some know, ledge of accounting, economics, or related business
principles and practices %%ill be helpful in fulfilling N\our duties.

If vou are interested in the future of your credit union and are w, killing to take an active
role in its growth..please contact Barbara Buchanan, Adnunistration Manager. at
S747-4443 to request a Volunteer Application Form. All applications must be received no
later than 5:00 p.m Monday. November 6. 2006.

I hope you will consider this rewarding opportunity to lend your expertise and guidance
to your credit union. Tvndall Federal a tradition of sern ice.


Joseph T. Manning
Chairman of the Board

3109 Minnesota Ave. Panama City, FL 32405
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and Gulf Transportation.
Large office space and
a labyrinth of hallways is
a step up from the former
Washington Improvement
Group building which
used to house ARC/Gulf
Transportation but hardly
"There is a lot of wasted
space and little needed space,
if you know what I mean,"
Harrison said.
The new building will be
nearly 4,400 square feet and
designed to meet the needs
of the two organizations,
ARC provides services to the
retarded citizens of the coun-
ty while Gulf Transportation
offers transport for seniors
and the needy.
The City of Port St. Joe
* donated a site on Water Plant
Road, across the street from
where the, new .water plant
will arise, for, the new ARC
Gulf Transportation facility.
The U.S. Department
of Agriculture's Rural
Development Office provided
a 8515,000 grant loan pack-
age, to make the building a
Harrison said they could
go out for bidI on the project
"any day," waiting only for
approval of the final con-
struction instructions from
Rural Development..
They are hoping for
any contractor interested iln
doing good work for a good
cause to submit a bid for the
new facility.
When the grant and loan
were secured some months,
ago, that amount might have
been enough to construct the.
new facility. But as the year.
has, gone on, construction'
costs'have risen as has. the
need for support from the
community for the endeavor.'
*Consider Oct. 20 -'as the
appetizer to the ARC:Gulf.
Transportation fund-raising
SOn that day volunteers,
will be encamped at Frank
Pate Park selling, for the
modest price of, $5, dinner
plates of fried mullet, donat-
ed by Mark, Moore at St.
Joe Shrimhp, with slaw, beans
and bread.
SThe main act comes in
mid-November when the
organizations will put on a
talent show in the auditorium
of'Port -St. Joe Elementary
"We want people with tal-
ent to contact us," said Kathy
Balentine, executive director
of Gulf Transportation. ."We.
need good people to sign up.,
a variety of good talent."
Prize money will be dis-
tributed to the acts judged
the top three $200 for first,
$100 for second and $50 for-
Harrison added that she
and Balentine are also trying
to enlist other entertainers to
donate time to go on between
acts during the talent show to
keep the action moving.
Finally, the organizations
are teaming to raffle off a
three-day cruise.
Tickets will be available
during the fish fry and can
also be obtained from any.
employee of Gulf ARC or.Gulf
For more information or
to sign up for the talent show
call Gulf ARC at 229-6327 or
SGulf Transportation at 229-

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New Passport Requirements

Lauren Roberson
Florida Freedom
All travelers venturing
outside the country via air or
sea will be forced to follow
new passport requirements
after Dec. 31.
The Intelligence Reform
and Terrorism Prevention
Act of 2004, or IRTPA,
mandates that all U.S: cit-

izens traveling by boat or
plane from Canada, Mexico,
Central and South -America,
the Caribbean and Bermuda
have a passport or other
secured document to enter
or re-enter the United States.
The same rules will apply to
land border crossings a year
"Unless people are ready
for this then they are going
to be denied," said Anita

Samson, an employee at CSI
Travel, a local travel agency.
"There's going to be several
surprised people, especially
those who are booked ahead
of time."
Samson said her trav-
el agency informs travelers
when they book that they will
need a passport.
To apply for passports,
travelers need proof of U.S.
citizenship (previous pass-

October is National Breast
Cancer Awareness month. The
Jr. Service League of Port St.
Joe and the Wewahitchka
Woman's Club are working
together to bring awareness
across Gulf County. Gulf
County supports the efforts of
the Breast & Cervical Cancer
Outreach to Rural Areas
(BCCOURA) program to tar-
get October 13, 2006 as our
Breast Cancer Awareness Day.
The BCCOURA program is
a federally funded program
at Jackson County Health
Department which provides
cancer screening services to
women ages 50-64 who have
no insurance and qualify finan-'
cially. This program serves
nine counties including Gulf.
The American Cancer
Society reports: "More women
in the United States are diag-
nosed with breast cancer every
year than with any other can-
cer except skin cancer. This
year, about 180,000 cases
will be diagnosed and 44,000
women will die of the disease.
Many of these lives could have
been saved by early detec-
tion. All Women are at risk
for breast cancer. Most women
who get breast cancer have
no family history of the dis-
ease. As women age, the risk
increases. By age 50 years... 1
out of 50 women gets breast
cancer. By age 80 years.... 5
out 50 women get breast can-
cer. The earlier breast cancer
is detected, \the easier it is to
treat. The American. Cancer
Society recommends the fol-
lowing guidelines for early

port, certified copy of birth
certificate or naturalization
papers), proof of identity and
two photos.
"It shouldn't really have
too much affect on the peo-
ple already traveling because
they already have a pass-
port," said Gloria Sanchez,
customer relations coordina-
tor for the U.S. Postal Service
in Panama City. "If travel-
ers apply early enough they
should get their passport in
time to travel."
Passport processing
takes between six and eight
weeks, she said. .

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detection. Age 20-39: Do a
breast self-exam each month;
Have a clinical breast exam
by a health care professional
every three years. Age 40
and over: Have a mammo-
gram every year; Have a clini-
cal breast exam by a health
care professional every year;
Do a breast self-exam each

The women's groups have
networked the community for
a means of reminding "moth-
ers, daughters, friends, or
wife to make early detection
a way of life." Enthusiastic
support has been received by
every bank in Gulf County,
who will pass out pink ribbon

stickers to customer through-
out the day of October 13,
2006. Stickers will also be
made available to our Gulf
County teachers. And finally,
the beauty shops will receive
a bundle of emery boards
with the message "Make Early
Detection a Habit for Life."
These Gulf County women's

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For new applications by
people older than 16, the fee
is $112, which includes th(
processing fee and photo
Applications under 16 cosi
Renewal fees are $82
The old passport must be
expired less than 5 years.
"I think the passport
changes are good with the
security issues that we face,'
Sanchez said. "It's an identi-
ty issue and now no one can
use your name to travel in
and out of the country it's a
good source of verification."
On Oct. 14, there will

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y be a "passport fair" hosted
by the downtown post office
c on Jenks Avenue for those
. who cannot get to the post
t office during business hours,
. parents who need passports
for their children or those
e planning to travel during the
holiday season.
t "With the changes going
. on, people are going to be
rushing in wanting to get
- passports," Sanchez said.
"Travelers need to make sure
i they give themselves ample
t time to get their passports

er Awareness

groups encourage women to their provider, if they have not
make an appointment with already done so.

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Lot size approx. 2.6 acres w/120 ff on water.
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125 14th Street- 112 x 120- MLS #200356 $239,000
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Gulf County Residents Need Vigilance Against Bacterial Infection

By Marie Logan
Star Staff Writer

Hand washing is more
important than ever, espe-
cially for residents of Gulf
County, say county health
That's because hand
washing is the primary
defense against the bacte-
ria methicillin-resistant
Staphylococcus aureus,
or MRSA, that is running
amuck in the county.
With MRSA on the rise
nationwide, statewide, and
countywide, Gulf County
Health Department officials
are instituting an aggres-
sive educational program,
designed to teach residents
the importance of thorough
and frequent hand washing.
Douglas Kent,
Supervisor of the Gulf
County Health Department,
recently addressed the
county school board on the
MRSA issue.
After giving the board
some background on the
subject, Kent told them "I
don't want to cause panic,
but we must take an aggres-
sive stance in the schools."
He called MRSA one of
the most important health
concerns today, and that the
infection was "really play-
ing havoc in Gulf County,"
although it is a .nationwide
According to Kent, the
county's health department
diagnoses and treats 30-40
cases of MRSA per month,
affecting people of all ages.,
Calling MRSA a "very,
very dangerous, infection"
that can become system-
ic and fatal, Kent told the
school board that an aggres-
sive policy on hand washing
and -personal hygiene was
mandatory for Gulf County
He emphasized that a
major area for this initiative


should be education for the
coaching staff and athletes.
Dr. Michael Wilder, epi-
demiologist for the Gulf
and Franklin County Health
Departments, returned to the
area about a year ago, and
said he saw "a tremendous
increase" in MRSA in Gulf
County. "I'm not alarmed
about it, but certainly am
aware of it," he said.
"We're seeing 30-40
cases of MRSA a month here
in the Gulf County Health
Department," said Wilder.
"It is growing nationwide.
We, don't know why this has
happened, but bacteria tend
to do wild things."
Wilder said this strain
of staph is "clearly a dif-
ferent bacterium than the

"Antibiotics are a
ble-edged,sword," cau
Wilder. He said most
cians are currently using
antibiotics to treat MR
try to prevent the ba
from developing a resist
to more medicines.
Resistance resul
said, from using anti
to try to cure viral infec
which cannot be cur
"People think they
get their money's wort
doctors if they don't ge
biotics," said Wilder,
that doctors acquies
patients in the inter
public relations.
That, plus the
spread practice of
antibiotics in animal



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one that's been circulating
in health facilities over the
past few years."
The differences can be
seen by the pattern of anti-
biotics used, he said.



bandry, puts anti
in the human system
regular basis, result
eventual resistance of
ria to commonly presc
"MRSA is a
aggressive type of s
said Wilder, ."It is
contagious and much
He categorized
as "aggressive, conta
resistant," yet surpri
he added, it is not coi
to see a fever with it.
There Yesterday,
According to ai
in Medical News
and New England Jco
of Medicine, `the' 1
ria Staphylococcus 'a
(commonly called stall
and has always been pi
on many people. Gen
it causes no problems

dou- inside the body, such as
tioned under the skin or in the
physi- bloodstream, it can cause
ng two serious infections. If it gets
tSA to into the lungs, it can cause
icteria severe pneumonia. People
stance who carry Staphylococcus
aureus are generally healthy;
ts, he they are just carriers.
biotics Years ago the antibiotic
tions, methicillin was the most
ed by common medicine used
to treat staph infections.
Don't Over time, the staph bacte-
h from ria developed a resistance
t anti- to certain drugs, including
saying methicillin, oxacillin, peni-
;ce to cillin and amoxicillin.
est of Now when staph
becomes resistant to com-
wide- only used antibiotics, that
using strain of staph is called
hus- MRSA.
Most healthy people will
never become seriously ill
from MRSA, according to
medical articles. However,
some people can, includ-
ing children, the elderly,
and people with weakened
immune systems, like peo-
ple with diabetes or HIV
According to medical litera-
ture, MRSA infection is now
the most common skin infec-
tion in the United States.
MRSA is not an uncom-
mon bacterium. Apparently
about one-third of the U.S.
population carries the bac-
teria around in their noses,
Son their skin, and in their
Most of the time MRSA
is harmless, but it can occa-
sionally lead to serious and
potentially fatal infections.
MRSA used to be found
just, in hospitals,, nursing
homes and other health care
facilities. It was called the
"Hospital Superbug," and
was rarely found in the com-
munity. This is no longer
uiotics true.
on a More and more cases of
ing in MRSA acquired outside of
bacte- hospitals, in the community,
cribed are cropping up. This strain
of staph is called commu-
more nity associated MRSA, or
taph." CA-MRSA.
highly The most common sign,
more of CA-MRSA is a boil or
pimple on the skin. The site
MRSA of the infection is often swol-
gious,, len and red, has a discharge;
singly, is painful, and spreads rap-
mmon idly.
Research. from the
,Here Centers for Disease Control
(CDC) shows that the spread
tticles '
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of MRSA is associated with
close skin-to-skin contact
(including contact sports),
openings in the skin such
as cuts or abrasions, the
touching of contaminated
items and surfaces, crowded
living conditions and poor

Mom Was Right
Once again, mothers of
the world can say "I told you
so." The age-old question
posed by mothers every-
where, "Did you wash your
hands?" really means some-
According to the medi-
cal community, prevention-
of MRSA infections comes
down to basic hygiene:
Wash your hands regu-
larly with soap.
Keep yourself clean.
Do not share towels,
other toiletries or personal
grooming products.
Do not share cloth-
ing or uniforms unless they
have been washed in hot
soapy water.
Keep cuts and scrapes
clean and covered with a
bandage that seals on all
four sides until healed.
Avoid contact with
other people's wounds or
In health clubs or
training facilities, use a bar-
rier, like a towel or cloth-
ing, between your skin and
shared equipment. Wipe the
surface of shared equipment
before and after use.
I Wash sheets, towels
and clothes that have become
soiled with water and laun-
dry detergent. Dry clothes
in a hot dryer, instead of air
drying them. The heat from
the dryer helps kill bacteria
in clothes.
Wilder- suggests even
more precautions:
Everyone practice(
"good, thorough hand wash-
ing and general hygiene,"
using regular soap.
Wilder feels antibacteri-
al and anti-deodorant soaps
are not a-, effective as ordi-
nary hand soap.
Keep fingernails
,trimmed so, you do not
scratch yourself. ,
Athletes shower imme-
diately after practice or
games, check themselves
for any scrapes or cuts, and
clean and treat properly any

skin breaks. Then clean the
locker room and wash all
uniforms immediately after
each use.
Try to prevent insect
bites, especially yellow fly
bites, by using insect repel-
lant with DEET.
But if bitten by any
insect, wash the area thor-
oughly with plain soap and
water, then apply a topical
antibiotic. He does not sug-
gest the popular triple-anti-
biotic ointments for obvious
skin infections.
If a person has MRSA,
the red swelling of the infec-
tion site can "certainly be
seen," according to Wilder.
"If the site grows to about
the size of a 50 cent piece,
see a clinician," cautioned
Wilder. "You will know in 24
hours if it is MRSA."
/ If a person is diagnosed
with MRSA, Wilder suggests,
,along with the appropri-
ate antibiotic regimen, that
*Elevate the affected
area, if possible.
"Elevation always helps
fight infection," said Wilder,
because elevation helps
reduce swelling. Bacteria
thrive on the fluid between
cells, so the more swelling
in an area, the more bacte-
rial growth.
*Apply warm, moist
heat. Wilder prescribes
soaking clean paper towels
in warm water, ringing out
the towel and applying it
directly to the affected area
two to four times daily. "This
helps- fight the infection,"
W\\'ilder explained." and' may
bring the boil or pustule to
a head so it drains sponta-
He said 'it was most
important to drain the
abscess, and is often very
helpful to go in and have
a professional health care
worker drain .the abscess
to make sure all infection is

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ing inflammation of the soft
tissue around the infection
site, which should be treat-
ed with antibiotics.
According to Wilder,
staph infections in house-
holds, once introduced,
spread easily, so hand wash-
ing is very important and
still the best way to control
the bacteria.
Wilder emphasized hand
washing is necessary before
eating, after contact, and
after using the bathroom.
In order to wash long
enough for effectiveness, he
suggests while washing their
hands, people slowly sing
.the full verse of the "Happy
Birthday" song.
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Wewahitchka Falls to Bratt Northview

Story By Tim Croft
Star News Editor
Photos by Micah Peak
An undefeated opponent,
critical injuries and turnovers
spelled defeat last Friday night
for Wewahitchka High School.
The Gators lost star full-
back Ryan Ranie early, back-
up Clarence Gray in the third
period and couldn't overcome
a hole dug by turnovers in fall-
ing to visiting Bratt Northview
For Wewahitchka (3-2, 1-1
in District 1-1A) it was a sec-
ond-straight loss to a formida-
ble foe following a loss to Port
St. Joe the previous week.
"They area good football
team," said Wewahitchka coach
Todd Lanter of Bratt. "They
will probably be undefeated
when they play Blountstown
in the playoffs and they will
probably give Blountstown a
good game.
"We have played two good
football teams back-to-back."

The theme for the night
was crafted early as the Gators
marched down the field in the
first quarter to set-up a 25-
yard field goal by Tyler Lewis,
but lost Ranie to an ankle
sprain late in the drive.
"That hurt on both sides
of the ball," Lanter said.

Ranie is a game time deci-
sion this Friday, Lanter indi-
The roof collapsed from
that point as Bratt ran off 25-
straight points to take a 25-3
lead entering the locker room
at intermission.
The Gators lost Clarence

Gene Raffield Football League

Gray, Ranie's back-up, to inju-
ry on their first possession of
the second half and turned
to freshman Chance Knowles,
who paced the running attack
with 67 yards on 12 carries.
"Offensively we had some
trouble blocking their front,"
Lanter said. "After the coaches
graded the film, though, we felt
like the offensive line played
one of their better games."
Complimenting the run-
Aing of Knowles was Gator
quarterback Sean Bierman,
who completed 6 of 13 for 77
yards and a touchdown.
Senior wideout Dee Baker
had a spectacular interception
but caught just three passes
and was largely neutralized by
the Bratt defense.
"We have to get the ball to
him more, he's a playmaker,"
Lanter said. "That is some-
thing I have not been doing
The Gators, battled
Northv\ew on relative ely even
terms in the second hall. each
notching two touchdoriis but
the early deficit was too much
to overcome for Wewahitchka.

Defensively, the Gators
allowed just 205 yards, 55
coming on one offensive play,
but the effort was undone by
four Wewahitchka turnovers,
two of which, an interception
and a fumble, were returned
for Bratt touchdowns.
"The defense overall played
pretty well," Lanter said.
Linebacker J.J. Roberts
led the defense with 15 total
tackles while Paul Myers, an
outside linebacker who has
been out with a hand injury,
returned to the lineup to regis-

ter 10 tackles.
"The kids played hard,"
Lanter said. "The whole foot-
ball game there was effort.
That's all I can ask."
The Gators host Freeport
in a critical district game on
Friday night. With district
leader Port St. Joe traveling to
Liberty County, Wewahitchka
has 'an opportunity to grab
the inside position for the dis-
trict's second playoff spot.
"We win Friday night and
we could be in the driver's
seat," Lanter said.

2006 Final Schedule
Note: All Tuesday Games will begin at 6:30
p.m. Eastern
All Saturday games will begin at 10:00 a.m.

Son. Aug. 21
Mon. Aug. 28
Sept. 11-Sept.15
Sat. Sept. 16

Practice-no pads, helmet only.
Practice-with pads
Jamboree South-Wewahitchka

The Wewahitchka Gator
Booster Club officially
kicked offl their 2006-2007
membership drive this week.
with "Bull Gators- presenting
checks to the Gator Booster
Club and Wewahitchka
Athletic Direc tor. Todd Lanter,
totaling $4,750.00. This local
booster club was organized
for the purpose of offering
an additional means of
financial support to all of the
various Athletic Programs of
Wewahitchka High School.
In addition to funding
various events for our Athletic
programs, the Wewahitchka
pator Booster Club offers
Scholarship opportunities
to the Athletes, to recognize
them also for their academic
achievements while attending
WHS. Each year, our Senior
Athletes are eligible to apply
for scholarship, with awards
seing made to those that

Sat. Sept. 16 Jamboree North-Liberty
Sat. Sept. 23 Port St. Joe at Sneads
Thurs. Sept. 28 Port St. Joe at Wewahitchka
Tues. Oct. 3 Blountstown at Port St. Joe
Sat. Oct. 14 Chattahoochee at Port St. Joe
Sat. Oct. 21 Port St. Joe at Liberty County
Sat. Oct. 28 Franklin County at Port St. Joe
Sat. Nov. 4 Playoffs
Sat. Nov.' 11 Superbowl

have "lettered" in at least one
sport while also maintaining
a high GPA. Through this
special scholarship program,
the \tewahitchka Gator
Booster Club is able to. offer
additional financial support to
our Athletes, to reward them,
not only for the successes'
accomplished in the Athletic
programs of Wewahitchka
High School, but also for their,
academic success as they
represented WHS.
Anyone interested in
becoming a member of the
Wewahitchka Gator Booster
Club is urged to attend the
next meeting, scheduled for
Monday, October 2, 2006
at 7:00 at the Commons
Area of Wewahitchka High
School, or contacting one of
the following Booster Club
officers: Dennis Peak, at
Carpet country, or Carolyn
Husband, at Vision Bank.

Donations or membership
checks may also be mailed to:
Gator Booster Club. Carolyn
Husband, Vision Bank PO
Box 100, Weewahitchka. F:.
Remember, your donations
are tax-deductible, as our local
booster club is a non-profit
The Wewahitchka Gator
Booster Club offers several
different types of membership,
ranging in dollar amounts.
(Any miscellaneous dollar
amount, $00.00 Gator 100
Club, $250.00 Gator $250
Club, or $500.00 Bull Gator)
All contribution given will be
used to support our Athletic
programs and our Athletes.
Let's all show our "GATOR
PRIDE" by joining the Local
Gator Booster Club. Any and
all contributions, no matter
how big or small, would be
greatly appreciated.

Gene Raffield Youth

Football Opens Season

Port St. Joe entered
its eighth year in the very
competitive Big Bend Football
League last month with a long
trip to Sneads, Florida. The
hard weeks of practice paid
off as both the Dolphins and
Jaguars of Port St. Joe left
the Sneads Pirates field with
The seven- and eight-year-
old Dolphins. were given an
early 6-0 lead on a 63-yeard run
byTroy Williams on the game's
second play. The swarming
Dolphins defense lead by
Marcell Johnson, Lamartese
Wyatt and Elijah Caldwell kept
the 'Pirate offense from gaining
momentum throughout the
game. Quarterback Ethan
Sanders of Port St. Joe
directed the Dolphins up and
down the field with bootlegs
and plays of misdirection
to Troy Williams. Fumbles
and first game litters were
the Dolphins biggest enemy as
they entered halftime with only
a six-point lead. A tremendous
75-yeard run for a touchdown
by Troy Williams was nullified
by another penalty, yet the
Dolphins stood strong again
on defense. The game was

signed, sealed, and delivered
when ,Quavis Hamilton
intercepted a tipped Pirates
pass and carried it into the
end zone for a 12-0 Port St.
Joe victory.
The nine- and ten-year-old
Jaguars were equally up to
the task as their goal line was
never threatened. Coach Erik
Saunders' new offense had
their opponents scratching
their heads at last week's
jamboree. This week the
Sneads Pirates were tearing
their hair out trying to' stop
it. It seems Coach Saunders
spent the winter months
studying tapes of the 1930's
Notre Dame wedge offense
and, with no returning starters
from his last year's super bowl
team, he decided to have some
fun. Indeed, the Jags' offense
did have fun as Jarkeice Davis
ran behind the wedge'for 110
yards. Justin Cothran added
a 2-yard -touchdown run for
a 14-0 victory. The Jags
defense was outstanding with
Moses Jones and Jack Riley
continually overpowering the
Pirates offensive line to make
the tackles.
The eleven- and twelve-

year-old Buccaneers
unfortunately did not play
because Sneads was unable to
field a team in their division.
TheBucswill open their season
at Wewa this Thursday night at
6:30 PM Eastern. Coach Mal
Parrish is optimistic for his
team this year., Their 32-0
shellacking of Franklin County
in\only one half of football at,
last week's jamboree showed
a little of their offensive
firepower. Running backs.
Tiquan and Trevor Lang, better
known as the "Lang Gang" will
be backed by a stout defensive
group lead by Aaron Catha,
Ethan Whittington, C. J. Butts,
Ty Worley, and others. Ryan,
Nichols has worked hard and
is expected to start on both
sides of the ball on the line.
The players, coaches and
cheerleaders wish to thank all
the fans for their support in
making the long trip to Sneads
with the team. It is amazing to
see the fans outnumber their
opponent's when it involves a
two-hour trip, but that is what
Port St. Joe is all about. We
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5. 9/29 Northview (H)
6. 10/06 West Gasden (H)
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9. 10/27 Liberty County (A)
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Port St. Joe

Romps Past Sneads

By Tim Croft
Star News Editor
The most competitive
stretch of Friday's night game
at Shark Field might have
been the three minutes a
runaway black lab romped
across the turf beyond the
clutches of three teenage pur-
Second-ranked Port
St. Joe (5-1 overall, 3-0 in
District 1-1A) pitched its
fourth-straight shutout and
piled up 363 rushing yards
in steamrolling Sneads (3-3,
1-2) 41-0 and snatching the
post position for the district
The Sharks, who gave
up just 153 yards, 114 of
that from Pirate fullback
Dontavious Walker, allowed
16 points in September, zero
since the third quarter of a
Sept. 1 victory over Marianna,
17 consecutive quarters.
Not only did Sneads not
dent that streak, the Pirates
tasted the Sharks side of the
field just four times, never
closer than the Port St. Joe
29. On two of those probes
into the host's territory,
Sneads promptly turned the
ball over.

"They are playing real
well right now," said defen-
sive coordinator Chuck
Gannon of the defense. "They
are starting to pick up on
some things, some reads we
are doing.
"It's nice to have the shut-
outs, but the win and our
team is what counts. It makes
it easy when the offense puts
41 points on the board.
Actually, 35 points, sand-
wiched around what seemed
the back-breaker, a 44-yard
interception return by line-
backer Warren Floyd with
4:39 left in the opening period
that gouged open a 20-0 lead
which seemed, and proved to
be, insurmountable.
The Sharks' offensive
star as he was last week in a
60-0 romp over Wewahitchka
- was fullback Ashley Davis,
who opened the scoring with
a 56-yard sprint up the mid-
dle of the Pirate defense with
barely a minute off the clock
and finished with 149 yards
on 12 carries.
Port St. Joe's attack
averaged more than 10 yards
a carry for the game, includ-
ing 285 yards on 24 car-
ries (11.7 per rush) in the
opening half as the Sharks

PSJ Golfers Shot

Lowest Score of Season
By: Jonathan Davidson
Star Staff Writer
The Port St. Joe High School boys golf team bolstered
their seasonal record to 11 wins and 4 loses after three wins
two weeks ago. Teeing off against Mariaina at the Caverns
Golf Course-'the Sharks shot their lowest team score of the
season. They traveled to Panama City Bay Dunes and were
victorious against Blountstown and Wewahitchka.
Caverns Golf
The top four golfers from the Port St. Joe roster completed
the 9-hole course in 188 strokes, a season best for the Sharks.
Grant Rish led the team with' a 40. Following the medalist
were Jacob Combs 48, Mason Adkison 49, and Hayes Philyaw
Bay Dunes
The Sharks shot almost as well, finishing the Panama
City course in 189 shots. Combs and Rish were the medalists
that game, each shooting a 46. Hayes Philyaw finished in 47
strokes and Eric Braumbaugh provided the final score of 50.
With only a few more weeks of the regular season
remaining, Head Coach Jim Belin is preparing his District
"Grant Rish has been our most consistent golfer this
year," he remarked, "but Jacob Combs has really come on for
us... We are now getting Hayes Philyaw and Mason Adkison
stepping up-we seem to be getting better a little more each

marched to a 34-0 halftime
lead and a running clock in
the second half.
"The score pretty much
says it all," said Sneads coach
Ronnie Tanner. "We were flat
- or I hope we were flat."
Davis had plenty of sup-
Chaz Byrd carried seven
times for 83 yards and caught
two passes for another 30.
Wideout Jordan McNair car-
ried six times for 72 yards
and caught two passes for
another 16 and Greg Farmer
added 57 rushing yards on
eight carries.
There were still some
things Port St. Joe coach

John Palmer could quibble
with the Sharks had anoth-
er 65 penalty yards and have
yet to show an efficiently
dangerous passing attack

- but given the high level at a 34-0 margin heading into
which the Sharks are playing intermission.
that seems akin to denigrat- Davis scored his seventh
ing Cindy Crawford for her touchdown in two weeks
mole. when he walked in from 2
After opening the scoring yards just after the midpoint
with 10:43 left in the first of the third quarter and the
quarter, Davis finished off clock mercifully melted away
Port, St. Joe's second pos- from there.
session 61yards, six plays "We are playing well
- with a 4-yard touchdown right now, particularly the
run and kicker Austin Peltier defense," Palmer said. '"After
made it 14-0. the emotional win last week
Peltier was wide right I was pleased that our kids
after Floyd's interception, came out with good inten-
but was again true early in sity."
the second quarter when
Byrd finished a seven-play, Sneads 0 0 0 0 0
89-yard march by barging- PJ 20 14 7 0 41
First quarter
over right tackle for a 14- PSJ Davis 56 run (Peltier
yard touchdown and a 27-0 kick)
lead. PSJ Davis 4 run (Peltier kick)
The Sharks went 80 PSJ Floyd 44 interception
yards in 12 plays the next return (kick failed)
time they had the ball, quar- Second quarter
PSJ Byrd 14 run (Peltier kick)
terback Mike Quinn feather- PSJ McNair 14 pass from Quinn
ing a 14-yard pass into the (Peltier kick)
back right corner of the end Third quarter
zone to McNair and Peltier PSJ Davis 2 run (Peltier kick)
adding the extra point for


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Jordan McNair, here returning a first-quarter punt 20 yards,
had 88 yards from scrimmage.

PSJ Volleyball for the Week

Port St. Joe lost three straight games against Liberty
County and Rutherford. Head Coach Wayne Taylor struggled
with the loss to the Liberty County Lady Bulldogs but
conceded that Liberty County's coaching staff was extremely
good. Losing to Rutherford was more difficult still for the
coach because he knew the Lady Sharks might have beaten
the Lady Rams if errors had not been so prevalent during the
first and third games.
Alesha Smiley was the offensive powerhouse for the
Sharks in the Rutherford match, providing 14 kills in addition
to her 5 aces.
The Sharks began a four-match home series last week
with Wewahitchka preceding the District tournaments. Come
and support your Lady Sharks!


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Ashley Davis
Davis, a senior fullback, carried 12
times for 149 yards (12.4 per carry)
and scored three touchdowns as the
Sharks beat Sneads 41-0.

Duty, a junior offensive lineman/
linebacker, had 10 total tackles on
defense and graded out the highest
among the offensive linemen (87 per-
cent) in helping Port St. Joe to a 41-0
victory over Sneads.

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Birding and Wildflower Festival Takes Flight Friday

By Tim Croft
Star News Editor
Bobby Harrison first became entranced
with the ivory-billed woodpecker as a teen-
ager in the early 1970s.
He refused to believe the stories that
the beautiful bird was extinct and two
years ago he and Tim Gallagher, both of
whom had traveled the south extensively
in a quixotic search for the bird, found
In a forest in Arkansas, following up
on a reported sighting, the two heard the
unmistakable sounds of an ivory-billed
and saw one swoop by at close range.
For the first time since 1944, two qual-
ified observers had found a bird thought
extinct decades ago.
And just a few weeks ago, research-
ers theorized that the floodplain of the
Choctawhatchee River could be home to a
population of the rare ivory-billed wood-
Harrison, an educator, writer and
award-winning photographer is the key-
note speaker at the sixth annual Florida
Panhandle Birding and Wildflower Festival,
which begins Friday morning and lasts
through Sunday afternoon.
"That is exciting," said Jean Huffman,
manager of the Buffer Preserve, of the
recent news about the Choctawhatchee
Forest, "he (Harrison) will get us up on all
of it."
. The headquarters for the festival is
the St. Joseph Bay State Buffer Preserve
Education Center, which sits on C-30A
roughly one mile beyond Simmons
But the festival sprawls across several
-From birding walks in St. Marks, boat
rides to Little St. George Island, an oppor-
tunity to observe the home of the red-cock-
aded woodpecker near Wetappo Creek and
boat trips on St. Joseph Bay with dolphin
researcher Brian Balmer, the festival has
plenty of outdoor enthusiasts of all ages.
"The response so far has been over-
whelming," Huffman said. "It's been pretty

"We had 120 people last year and we
already have 185 registered this year so
we will be at 200. That's about capacity for
this facility."
The downside is that many of the tours
and trips are full or near-full. Organizers
have bumped up capacity where they
can, but those wishing to participate are
encouraged to contact the Buffer Preserve
as soon as possible.
Bill Boothe will return for workshops,
indoor and outdoor, in wildlife photogra-
phy and the Audubon folks will bring an
eagle for observation and photo opportu-

Faith Eidse will be on hand to provide
oral histories taken from her book "The
Voices of the Apalachicola" and other
memoirs from her life spent around the
Local historian Herman Jones will lead
tours of the Cape San Blas Lighthouse and
grounds and Huffman will offer tours and
lectures on fire regimes and rare plants on
the preserve.
There will be an astronomy talk, a
presentation on carnivorous plants in
the region and a presentation entitled,
"Anatomy of an Island" by a renowned

Bill Fauth of Mexico Beach recently snapped this picture of a bald eagle near the Port St. Joe

researcher from Florida State University.
"We have authors and researchers giv-
ing presentations," Huffman said. "We
have an entire authors' series on Friday.
'"All the boat trips to Little St. George,
with the dolphin researchers, those trips
and tours which will be getting people out
to learn more about the area are going to
be very good."
A new addition this year will be a pre-
sentation from Cyndi and George Marks
of the Florida Bat Conservancy. The con-
servancy, a non-profit advocating the con-
servation of the bat population in Florida,
conducts research and presentations
throughout the state.
Educational displays will be on exhibit
each full day of the festival 11 a.m. until
6 p.m. on both Friday and Saturday. The
exhibits are free.
There will be a reception, at which
Eidse, Harrison and Spohrer will be avail-
able to sign their books, from 6-8 p.m. on
Friday at Sunset Coastal Grill.
The cost is $10 per person registered
for the festival, $15 for those not regis-
The Preserves center, will offer tasty
lunches for eating at the center or on
the go from 11 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. on
Saturday at a cost of $5 per person.
From 6-7:30 p.m. on Saturday there
will be a Shrimp Boil and reception for
Harrison at the Preserve Center. The cost
is $10 per festival registrant, $15 for those
not registered.
"It really is going to be a good festival,"
Huffman said.
The cost of the festival is a $15 regis-
tration fee which includes entrance to all
talks, presentations and trips which origi-
nate from the Buffer Preserve.
There are additional charges for most
other trips and tours.
The festival benefits the Friends of the
St. Joseph Preserves, a non-profit which
supports and advocates programs and
conservation at the preserves.
For more information on the festival or
the preserves call 229-1797.

Angling as a Way of Life and Recreation

By Tim Croft
Star News Editor
To fracture a familiar adage, one can"
tell a lot about Bob Schoemaker by the
motor home he keeps.
At the top of both sides and the back of
the motor home is emblazoned Wherelfish.
coin.com.com. the address for the website
Schoemaker. a resident of Moline, Ill., cre-
ated a little more,than a year ago.
The site, a forum/bulletin board for
fishermen across the country, has grown
20-fold in the last year and now boasts

The annual

Catfish Festival

will run during

the tournament

in Lake Alice

Park. The fun

will begin at

7 a.m. CT and

end around 6

p.m. CT. There

will be rides,

vendors as well

as continual



music and

dancing, in the/


more than 600 members.
Across both sides are pictures of
anglers and their prize catches, some
tournament winners, others just gleeful
for the catch.
"It's not about the fish," Schoemaker
said. "It's about those faces."
The back of Schoemakers motor home
is dominated by the logo of the Florida
Catfish Classic, which begins 4 p.m. CT on
Friday in Wewahitchka and concludes the
following day, as well as the emblem of the
county's Tourist Development Council.
Schoemaker's website is the purse

sponsor for this weekend's Catfish Classic,
which unlike many tournaments which
based prize money on a percentage of
entry fees, guarantees cash payouts. .
Category winners will' also receive
plaques courtesy of Wherelfish.com.com.
"(Catfish Classic tournament director
Don Minchew) and (wife) Angie have taken
me in," Schoemaker said of the fall and
winter weeks he's spent last year and this
\\th the Minchews. "The people in this
town have been so hospitable., They never
have an unkind word.
"I have been all over the country and

I haven't met people like you find here in
this town. There may be other towns like
this, but I haven't found them."
Finally, across the door on each side of
Schoemaker's motor home is a sign encour-
aging folks to become organ donors.
"If, I hadn't had one, I wouldn't be
here," said Schoemaker.
On Dec. 28,1998, Schoemaker received
a new lease on life with a heart transplant.
He had spent eight months in the hospital
waiting for the right donor heart, a span
during which he nearly died once.
(See Angling on Page 3B)

Don Minchew, director of the Catfish Classic, and Bob Schoemaker frame the back end of Schoemaker's motor home, a rolling billboard for the website
Wherelfish.com and the Florida Catfish Classic.
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Angling -
Schoemaker remem-
bers one time vividly, hear-
ing voices buzzing around
him in the fog and opening
his eyes to see the wide
eyes of a technician, hold-
ing paddles and telling any-
body who would listen, "I
got him."
As it was related to
Schoemaker, his heart
had failed and repeated
attempts to revive him had
proved unsuccessful. His
face turned purple, the
nurse called for the morgue.
A recently hired technician
wanted to try out the elec-

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tric-shock paddles and was
told to go ahead: it couldn't
hurt Schoemaker at that
And suddenly
Schoemaker returned to
the living, to watch day
after day through the win-
dow of his hospital room
the men and women trav-
eling the highway beyond
in their camouflage, pulling
their boats, heading off to
do the hunting and fishing
Schoemaker badly wanted
to return to.
Finally, a suitable heart
was found, Schoemaker

was prepped and into sur-
gery in a Peoria, Ill., hos-
pital. Nine days later he
would leave the hospital for
the first time in nearly a
Eleven days after that
he went ice-fishing in
Wisconsin with friends.
His doctor's advice,
"Stay warm and don't pull
hard on anything."
The experience has
produced a different
"It's a whole new per-
spective on life, a whole new
perspective," Schoemaker
said. "I'm doing what I want
to do now.
"I made a lot of great
friends while I was in the
hospital. And I lost a lot of

great friends. But it sure
beats the alternative."
Schoemaker and his
organization will bring 15-
20 people to fish in the
Catfish Classic, one of sev-
eral businesses including
a couple of area businesses
- to bring nearly a dozen or
more entrants.
Registration packets
have gone out to Ohio,
Mississippi, Kentucky,
Tennessee, Arkansas,
Georgia, Alabama, Illinois,
Michigan and, of course,
The forecast condi-
tions for the tournament
are positive. The weather is
expected to cooperate and
though the river was just
over two feet and falling

near Wewahitchka early this
week, the fishing should be
good, Minchew said.
"The thing I have to
worry about is that those
who don't know the river
run up on a sandbar or a
log that wouldn't have been
there otherwise," Minchew
said. "If anything it will
concentrate the fish."
The Florida Catfish
Classic, with headquar-
ters at Gaskin Park, repre-
sents the culmination of the
Apalachicola River fishing
Registration begins at 9
a.m. CT on Friday in Gaskin
Park. The tournament ends
at noon CT on Saturday,
with awards presentations
and prize giveaways follow-
ing at Gaskin Park.
Entry fees are $50 per
person. The entry fee for
the kids fishing tourna-
ment, eligible to kids 14
years and younger, is $20
per person. Children com-
peting must be accompa-
nied by an adult.
"It's affordable for every-
body," Schoemaker said in
explaining his involvement
with the tournament. '"And
it's a family event."
The grand prize pack-
age is worth approximately
$50,000; any fisherman
who breaks the state flat-
head record currently
49.25 pounds will win a
new truck, boat, motor and

Prize money will be dis-
tributed as follows for the
flathead category:
Heaviest flathead -
$1,500; second $1,000;
third $750; fourth $500;
fifth $250
In the channel catfish
category, prize money is as
Heaviest fish $1,000;
second $750; third $500;
fourth $400; fifth $250
All channel catfish must
be at least 14-inches long
and all channel catfish will
be released after weighing.
In the Lady Anglers
competition, the heaviest
fish will bring $250; sec-
ond largest $175 and third
largest $125.
The boat with the most
total poundage will earn an
additional $250.
In the Kids Channel
Catfish Classic, prize money
will be disbursed through
the top 10 places, begin-
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to $100 for 10t.
In addition, door priz-
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awarded, including a host
of rods and reels and other
equipment. Drawings start
at. noon on Saturday and
you must present to win.
An additional $1,000
will be awarded to the fish-
erman with the most com-
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2006 Apalachicola River
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everyone for their support' and prayer during his injury
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Recovery will be several months and he will have to
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Carol Josephine Grimsley
Lewis, 86, of, East Lake
Buchanan, Tx, died Sept. 25
in San Antonio, Tx. She was
a long-time resident of East
Amwell Township, NJ, before
moving to Texas in 1981. She
was born Oct: 04, 1919 in
Calhoun County, GA.
SSurvivors: daughters,
Francille Radmann and Gilder
McCarr6ll and husband
Stephen all of San Antonio,Tx,
and son Robert G. Lewis, and
wife Elizabeth and grandson'
Robert M.W. "Robin" Lewis, of
Greenbelt, MD.
Funeral services will be
held at 10 AM on Sat. Sept.
30th at the Burnet Presbyterian
Church with internment fol-
lowing in Post Mountain cem-
etery in Burnet, Tx.
Viewing will be fr6m 6-8
Pm Friday, Sept. 29th eve-
ning at Edgar Funeral Home-
Memorials: Burnet
Presbyterian Church, 101 S.
Pierce St. Burnet, Tx. 78611
or charity of donors choice.

Doris Mae Toole.
Doris Mae Toole, 80, of
Alford, Florida, died Thursday,
September 28, 2006 at a local
hospital. She was born on April
23, 1926. She was preceded in
death by her husband, George
Edward Toole, daughter,
Marion Olivia Toole Mims, and
4 brothers, Thomas Rugar, Jr.,
Charles, Rugar, Donald Rugar,
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Toole, 6,grandchildren, Tonya
Ramsey, Sonya Moore, Victoria
Smith, Parion Mims, Jr.,
Kenneth Mims, and Deanna
Daniels, 9 great grandchil-
dren, one great granddaugh-
ter, 3 sisters, Beverly Pezza,
Margaret Helms, Jeanette
Loveridge, brother, William
L. Rugar, numerous nieces &
nephews, 4 brothers-in-law,
Homer R. Toole and his wife
Edith, Paul E. Toole and his
wife Brenda, Enoch Toole, and
Roger B. Toole and his wife
A funeral service will be
held on Saturday at 10:30
a.m. CST in the Wilson
Funeral Home Chapel with
Rev. William E. Smith, Jr. offi-
ciating. A graveside service will
be held at 3:00 p.m. CST
in Pleasant Rest Cemetery in
Overstreet, FL. The family will
receive friends on Friday at the
funeral home from 6-8 p.m.

Philip F. Greening Jr
Philip F Greening Jr, 85,
of Mexico Beach FL, passed
away peacefully on Friday,
September ,29th, at the
Clifford Chester Sims State
Veterans' Nursing Home "in
Springfield FL. He was born. in
Chippewa Falls WI on March
30, 1921. Philip served in the
U.S. Army from 1939 to 1944,
and worked for Uniroyal, Inc.
in Eau Claire WI for 33 years,
retiring in 1977. He is sur-
vived-by his wife of 61 years,
Luverne. He is also survived
by his daughter, Vicki Kopplin
of Mexico Beach FL; grand-
sons, Jason (Bonniie) Kopplin
of Lake in the Hills IL, and
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Job, the dog, says
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pay his medical expenses.
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finest veterinary care and
is well enough to enjoy life
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and Jaidyn Kopplin and Jed
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Paul Greening and sister, Mary
Connolly, and is survived by
brothers Cletus Greening,
Patrick Greening, Leon
(Barbara) Greening. Ambrose
(Jackie) Greening and one sis-
ter, Yvonne (Kenneth) Briggs.
Visitation was from 6:00 to
8:00 PM (CDT) on Tuesday,
October 3rd, at Our Lady of
Guadalupe Catholic Church
in Mexico Beach, FL. Funeral
services were held at Our'
Lady of Guadalupe Catholic
Church at. 11:00 AM (CDT)
on Wednesday,. October 4th,,
with Father Jim Lambert offi-
ciating. Interment followed in
Holly Hill Cemetery. The fam-
ily wishes to express special
thanks to the Clifford Chester
'Sims State Veterans' Nursing
Home and the Hospice of the
Emerald Coast.
All services are. under the
direction of the director of the
Comforter Funeral Home.

William A. Parsons
The Reverend William A.
Parsons, 77, of Wewahitchka,
passed away Monday after-
noon, September 25, 2006 in
Panama City. Born in New
York City, he joined the Army
Air Corps at the age of 17 and
served honorably for 20 years,
retiring with the rank of Tech
Sergeant. While in service, he
was stationed in Japan, Korea,
the Phillippines, Greenland,
Eglin Air Force Base, and
retired in 1967 at Tyndall Air

Force Base. After his retire-
ment he was ordained as a
Methodist minister and served
in the Alabama-West Florida
Conference for 31 years, retir-
ing from the Wewahitchka
United Methodist Church.
Survivors include his wife
of 53 years, Helen Parsons
of Wewahitchka; his sons, Dr.
William A. Parsons, Jr., and
wife Leigh of Nashville, TN,
Mark E. Parsons and wife
Alta Jean of Saint Augustine
Beach; Gary G. Parsons
and wife Karen, Gregory A.
Parsons and wife Susan, all of
Tallahassee, Robert P Parsons
and wife Melissa of Ozark, AL,
and Richard G. Parsons and
wife Ginger of Tallahassee; 17
grandchildren; 2 great-grand-
children; and two sisters,
Paula- Conner of New York
City and Frances Evenson of
The funeral service will be
held at 11:00 a.m. CDT Friday,
September 29, 2006, at the
First United Methodist Church
of Wewahitchka, conducted by.
the Rev. Harry Johnson and
the Rev. Jerry Huft. Interment,
will follow in the family plot in
Buckhorn Cemetery, with full
military honors by the Tyndall
Air Force Base Honor Guard.
He will lie in state, at the First
United Methodist Church of
Wewahitchka for an hour prior
to the funeral; Those who
wish may make donations
in his memory to the First
United Methodist Church of
Wewahitchka, PO. Box 265,
Wewahitchka, FL 32465 or
to the First United Methodist
Church of Port Saint Joe, B
0. Box 266, Port Saint Joe,

FL 32457. The family would
like to offer a special thanks
to Davita Dialysis Center of
Panama City for their care and
All services are under the
direction of the Comforter
Funeral Home, Wewahitchka
Branch Chapel.

Lesley Lamar Hanvey
Mr. Lesley Lamar Hanvey,
age 41 of Wewahitchka,
Florida, passed away
Thursday, September 21, 2006
at the Bay Medical Center in
Panama City, Florida. Lesley
was born on March 5, 1965
in Birmingham, Alabama and,
had lived in Wewahitchka for
the past 20 years. He was of
the Protestant faith.
Survivors include:
Mother: Glenda
Hughes of Wewahitchka, Fla.
1 Brother: Michael
Hanvey and his wife, Aimee of
Clarksville, Fla.
1 Sister: Machelle
Stanley of Wewahitchka, Fla.
3 Nephews and 1
Memorial services were
held Monday, September 25,
2006 from 2:00-4:00 PM at
the Wewahitchka Community
Center in Wewahitchka,
Florida with Reverend Michael
Dunn officiating. All arrange-
ments are under the direc-
tion of Marlon Peavy at Peavy
Funeral Home in Blountstown,

Joseph E. Barbay, Jr.
Joseph E. Barbay, 68, died
Thursday, September 21, 2006
at his home in Ocala, Florida.
Joe was the son, of the late
Joseph and Hilda (Schmidt)
Barbay. He was born June 24,
1938 in St. Louis, Missouri.
and graduated from Ferguson
High School. After serving
four years in the United States
Coast Guard. Joe attended the
University of Missouri where
he earned. B.S. and Ph.D.
degrees in electrical engi-
neering. Joe married 'Sylvia
Riekhof on June 7, 1964 and
the couple enjoyed 42 happy
years. together. Joe taught
at Southern Illinois University
Department. of Technology' in
Carbondale, Illinois for near-
ly three decades, retiring in
1998. After retirement Joe-
and Sylvia moved to Port
St. Joe, Florida where they '-
enjoyed the warm 'weather,
beautiful beaches. bicycliIng
and he continued to pursue his
life-long interest in computing.
They -moved to a new home
near Ocala, Florida in August.
2006. In addition to his wife,
Joe is survived by: his' sister
Ann Sundal, daughter Annette
Barbay, son and daughter-in-
law Kent and Deanna Barbay,
and granddaughter, Elise.
Memorial donations may be
made to the American Diabetes
Association, 1701 North
Beauregard Street. Alexandria.
VA 22311 or to the Rails to
Trails Conservancy, 1100
17th Street NW, Washington,
DC 20036. Arrangements by
Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services,

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r 7 avid or even flwau.kee s best. ,
J ve heard it said times are changing not

hTiA're i./.1,. cl,.n.,.d in Port 31. Joe.
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tley did not incee me.
nl know a few hundred others too, to tell me
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it comes r.nderthe ,,, '4i.a, of iin.

-Billy Joheon


The community is invited to attend
Covenant Hospice's annual Remembrance
Celebration on Oct. 15, at 2 p.m. at the First
United Methodist Church located at 903 East
Fourth Street in Panama City.
"The program gives family members of
all faiths and backgrounds an opportunity
to remember, honor and celebrate the lives
of those they have lost," said Sarah Jackson,
Covenant Hospice Bereavement Specialist.
"Coming together as a community in memory
of our loved ones creates a truly special
atmosphere and facilitates the healing
process." This ceremony is open to anyone in
the community. No affiliation with Covenant
Hospice is required.
The celebration will include a guest
speaker, music, singing, candle lighting and
selected readings. Following the ceremony,
a reception with refreshments will be held at
, the Trinity Center, adjacent to the church.
There is no cost to attend this event.
Please make reservations by October 6 or
for additional information, call Sarah Jackson
or Christina Coates at 785-3040. Covenant
Hospice is located at 107 W. 19 St. in Panama

^ The Potter's House
Rodney G. Leaman, Pastor
850-639-5993 850-639-4588
636 Second Street' Post Office Box 631* Wew.ihich l FL 32465,
Sunday School 9:45 a.m. ,
Sunday Morning Worship 10:45 a.m.
Wednesday Evening Worship 7:00 p.m.

Pastor: James Wikq
A place to celebrate, serve, evangelize, and equip
disciples for the increase of God's kingdom.'
Sunday'Worship Service: 10:45
Sunday School: 9:45 am
613 Madison Street Port St.Joe, FL

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Come into

The Star

today to let everyone in the
community know what's
happening in your church!

Constitution and Monument Port St. Joe
(850) 227-1724

Contemporary Service'9:00 a.m.
Sunday School: 10:00 a.m.
.;.,. .. 16 .,', lhOW a.m.
Methodist Youth Fellowship: 6:00 p.m.
.' i; ', 7:00, m.
. All Times are EST

Rev. Mac Fulcher
Jeff Wliuy
Minister of Musirlc/Youth
Deborah Loyless

Director of Children Ministries' no

Jesus is Lord and He is waiting
tigIaf b View 3aptist Churc
382 Ling Street Highland View
Port St. Joe, Florida 32456
Sunday School 9:45 a.m.

Mike Westbrook,

Morning Worship 11:00 a
Evening Service 7:00 p.
Discipleship Training 6:00 p.
Wednesday Prayer 7:00 p.



church of Christ
at the Beaches
Established 33 AD in Jerusalem

We meet at 314 Firehouse Road
Overstreet ~ 850.647.1622
Sunday Bible Study 10:00am EST
Sunday Worship 11.-00am EST
Wednesday Bible Study 7:30pm EST
"We are about our Fathers business"


9 a.m. Sunday
9:30 a.m. Sunday
Call 229-8310

P. O. Box 758 Port St. Joe, FL 32457
Corner of 20th Street & Marvin Avenue_)

311 Columbus St. St. Joe Beach, FL 32456
SUNDAY: General Assembly 9:45 a.m. Bible Study all ages 10 a.m.
Morning Worship 11 a.m. Evening Worship 6 p.m.
WEDNESDAY: Choir Practice 6 p.m.
Prayer Meeting & Youth Group 7 p.m.
"0 taste and see that the Lord is good: blessed is the man that trusteth in Him.
Please accept this invitation to jfin us in worship. God bless you!
Pastor David Nichols
Church 647-5026 Home 769-8725

~F. irst, Baptist Cf.hurch

Brent Vickery, Pastor
Buddy Caswell, Minister of Music & Education
Michael Rogers, Minister to Students
Sunday School .......... . .. 9:45 am
Worship Service .. ....... 8:30& 11:00 am
Disciple Training ... . ..... 6:00 pm
Evening Worship ; ....... ... ...... 7:00' pm
Wednesday Prayer Meeting .......... 6 30 pm
Mon-Fri: Devotion on 105.5.FM. 7:49 am ET

First Baptist Church
Located at 823 N. 15th St., Mexico Beach
Corner of 15th & California '648-5776 .
Worship Sundays at 10:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.'
Bible StudEr Suntdays at.9:00 a.m. (all ages)
Wedneda\, Prayer and Bible Study at 6:30 p.m.
Please note, all times central
Reverend Eddie LaFountain

"A Reformed Voice
S *-3.j7 in the Community'"

Al 8 l 1iA0'. Dr. Bill Taylor, Pastor

Sunday School ........................... 9:30 a.m.
Sunday Fellowship................. 10:30 a.m.
Sunday Morning Service .......... 11:00 a.m.
Sunday Evening Service ........... 6:00 p.m.
Thursday Firehouse Fellowship.... 6:00 p.m.
801 20th Street Port St. Joe 229-6707
Home of Faith Christiun School


^r^; ST. JAMES'

8:00 and 11:00 a.m. (EST) Sunday School 9:45
Child Care Provided for at 11:00
www.stjamesepiscopalckurch.org 850-227-1845

Worship with us at

Long Avenue Baptist Church

Where Faith, Family &

Friendship are found

Bible Study Sunday: 9:15am
Worship: 10:30am and 7:00pm
A variety of ministries for all ages beginning at 6:30 pm

1601 Long Avenue Port St. Joe, FL For More Information Call 229-8691


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vhSC atoIc Church of Gulf Count

St. Joseph Parish
,20th & Monument, Port St Joe, FL, 227-1417
All Mass times EDT: I
Saturday: 4:00 pm, Sunday: 9:30
Monday, Thursday, Friday: 9:30 am
Wednesday: 5:30 pm
En Espanol: 8:00 am, last Sunday of Month
St. Lawrence Mission
788 N Hwy 71 Wewahitchka, FL
Sunday: 11:00 am (CDT)

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first Church of the :' iarcnc
2420 -L'n.,; I:-' ot Port St. ),'io .rindai .3'4
(850) 229-9596

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111 North 22nd Street Mexico Beach, FL 32410
Sunday Worship Service: 9:00 a.m. CST,
Suady i$chool: 10:15 d.m. CST
Open Hearts. Open minds. Open doors.
The people of Mexico leach Uniled Methodistluh r .
Rev. Ted Lovelace, Pastor Church/Office: 648-8,820

Family Life (hurk
"Touching Lives with the Love of Jesus"
Join us in worship .. Ap alachcol. m .. y
10:30 Sunday Morning Hwy. 98
7:00 Wednesday Evening < >
Pasiors Andrew
Cathy Rutherford Reid Ave.
Rhema Bible Training Center graduates Famly uie church
Visit our website at:
familylifechurch.net y Wewahitchka.
323 Reid Avenue Port St. Joe 229-LIFE (5433).

"The Churches of Christ Salute You"
Romans 16:16

The Wewahitchka Chiurcth of Christ
Meets At 2241 Hwy. 71 South, Wewahitchka
S(1/4 Mile North of the Overstreet Road) .
(850) 639-5401
Sunday Bible Study 9:00 a.m. CT
,Sunday Worship 10:00 a.m. & 5:00 p.m. CT
Wednesday Bible Study 6:00 p.m. CT




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Radio Controlled Aircraft Flying Into Wewahitchka

By Marie Logan
Star Staff Writer

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With his wings made
of tin,
You will know that
Junior Birdsman
Has sent his box tops

If you used to be a
'"Junior Birdsman," or if
you just like planes, then
Wewahitchka is the place to
be Oct. 7 and 8.
The Emerald Coast
Model Aviators will present
their free 16th annual air
show both days at Parker
Farms Campground on
CR22A, two miles west of

a.m. until 4 p.m. both
days, flying precision aerial
demonstrations. At noon
each day there will be a
radio-controlled (RC) com-
bat demonstration and an
opportunity for spectators
to enter the pit areas for an
up-close "show and tell,"
as the pilots show off their
aircraft and answer ques-


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"IMAA Air Show" signs
on the roadside will pro-
vide directions.
The giant model planes
will be in the air from 9

will be a candy drop from
a model plane for the chil-
dren, and concessions and
porta-potties, plus ample
shade, will be available for



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There will also be a raf-
fle for a ready-to-fly radio
control plane and an RC
simulator computer pro-
Pilots from around the
southeast will bring their
giant radio-controlled air-,
craft, most with wingspans
of seven to 10 feet, and-
show off their flying skills,
for the crowd.
Many' of these aircraft,
are scale models of milf-
tary and civilian aircraft, as.
well as some popular sport
models, according to event
director Doug Sampson,
also a pilot.
Previously a fundraiser'
for Special, Olympics, the
air show is now in its third'
year as a fundraiser for the
Taunton Family Children's
Home, Inc. Admission to'
the show is free, but a
parking donation of $1 is
requested, and voluntary.
donations will be accepted:
at the gate.
Sampson is expect-.
ing 50-60 planes, with an',
average of two planes, per'
pilot. Pilots are coming
from around the south-'
east, including Marianna,
Chipley, Panama City and
Mexico Beach.
He said pilots range in
age from 13 to retirees in
their 50s and 60s.
"They come from
all Walks of life," said
Sampson, including a for-
mer president of Chipola
Junior College, doctors and
former military personnel.,
"It's pretty rare for
women to be pilots," he
continued, "but it's a great
father-son thing."
According to Sampson,
the entry level cost of this
type of model plane runs
. from $800 to $5,000. Some
are built by kits, and some
are pre-assembled with the
final assembly handled by
the owner.

The last plane Sampson
Saturday Night built the one with a nine-
Sep. 30 Scott Wetter foot wingspan took him
"two years off and on."
(Scam Artist) Some enthusiasts will
Oct. 7 Pwang Gang assemble their planes in
g four to five months.
For more information,
visit the Emerald Coast
Model Aviators' website at
0. a www.fly-ecma.org.
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Music by the Bay, Each Thursday in Frank Pate Park,
Port St. Joe
Annual Catfish Classic Fishing Tournament, October
6-7, Wewahitchka
Florida Panhandle Birding and Wildflower Festival,
October 6-8, St. Joseph Bay State Buffer Preserves, Port
St. Joe
Annual Art and Wine Festival, October 21, Driftwood
Inn, Mexico Beach
Downtown Trick or Treat, October 31, Reid Avenue,
Port St. Joe
The Oyster Spat Festival, Oct. 6- 8, St. George
Apalachicola Community Yard Sale, Oct. 7,

3rd Annual Apalachicola Bay Chamber Golf
Tournament, Oct. 11, St. James Bay Golf Course,
Lanark Village
Dixie Does Nashville, Part Deux, Songwriters in the
Round, Oct. 13-14, Dixie Theatre, Apalachicola

43rd Annual Florida Seafood Festival, Nov. 3-5,
Battery Park, Apalachicola
4th Annual Jazz Festival, Nov. 10-11, Dixie Theatre,

Send Your Community Events to:
Write To: Fax To: Be sure to put Community News as the
The Star/Community Events (850) 227-7212. subject when mailing.
P.O. Box 308 Email To: Announcements are limited to 50 words,
Port St Joe, FL 32457 starnews@starfl.com and will run for a maximum of 4 weeks.

Port St. Joe Garden
Club Coming Events
I The Port St. Joe Garden
Club will have its pro-
GARDENS on November 18,
2006 from 1:00-4:00 PM at
the Club building on 8"' Street.
The Garden Club has been
renovated and you will be able
to see what we have done. We
hope you will like it so please
come and enjoy CHRISTMAS
Club members. The program
will include designers and you
will be able to pick up some
ideas for your own Christmas
decorating. Door prizes will be
awarded as well as the Garden
Clib ladies wil treat you to
their special Christmas good-
ies after the program. Tickets
are $10-but $12 at the door.
See any Garden Club member
and come and enjoy an after-
noon of Christmas splendor.
See you on Nov. 18.

Library Happenings
Gulf County Public Library
Port St. Joe Branch
Hours Open:
Monday 10-8
Tuesday 10-8
Thursday 10-6
Friday 10-6
Saturday 10-4
Friends of the Library Meeting
First Monday of Every Month
at 5:30 p.m. Come join us!
Friends of Library Book Sale
Third Saturday of Every
Month- 10-2 p.m.
Upcoming events
Book sale: October 21, 2006
Dedication and Open House
of :the new history and geneal-
ogy room: October 25,.2006
from 2-4 p.m. e-mail address:




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20+ years experience
State Certified Since 1985

Sandestin Lions Club
Announces their 24th Annual
Charity Golf Tournament
The Sandestin Lions
Club will host their 24th-
Annual Lions Club Charity
Golf Tournament at the Santa
Rosa Golf and Beach Club
on Sunday, 22 October 2006.
The tournament is a 4-person
scramble. Registration may
be as a team or as an individ-
ual (you will be assigned to a
team). The entry fee is $75.00
and includes green fee, golf
cart, range balls, food and
refreshments. Registration is
from 10:30 AM to 11:45 AM,
22 October 2006 with a shot-
gun start at noon. Entries
are limited to. the first 100
players. Monetary prizes will
be awarded for 1st, 2nd and
3rd place. All funds raised
from this tournament are used
to support eyesight and other
related programs supported
by the Sandestin Lions Club.
If you are interested in playing
or sponsoring a hole, please
contact Lion Fred Riley at
(850) 267-1766.

Sea Oats

Garden Club

The Sea Oats and Dunes
Garden Club will hold their
next regular monthly meet-
ing on October 10 at 10:00
Eastern Time at the Fire
House in St. Joe Beach. The
guest speaker will be. County
Commissioner Bill Williams
who will discuss the facilities
and, park at Beacon Hill.
The Garden Club meets
the second Tuesday of each
month September through
May at 10:00 Eastern Time
and covers St. Joe Beach,
Mexico Beach, Beacon Hill,
and Overstreet. Guest speak-
ers, field trips, good food, and
friendship are served at each
meeting. The Club is actively
seeking new members, so if
you have an interest in garden-
ing and making new friends,
please plan to attend.
Any questions regarding
Club meetings or member-
ship can be directed to Sandie
Yarbrough at 648-4618.


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Specializing in authentic Cajun and CrIole euisine
Come try our vierJ own Shrimp Gumbo, Crawfish Ctouffe and more
fls well as a full fAI l-merican linz up of Atezaks, Safood, Specialtg Salads,
Gourmrt Sandwiches and a Child's menu.
Convenientlg located on mainstreet ih Wewahitehka. One block North of flwg
22. Call ahead for business hours and dai.lg yunch and dinner specials.

'l"Tribute to Patsy Cline and the
Honky-Tonk Angels" is a warm, witty
performance in two-acts featuring Margo
t Anderson as Patsy Cline, Loretta Lynn,
Tammy Wynette and Reba McEntire. The
; strong, clear vocals of Ms. Anderson,
beautiful costumes, and some of the best
loved county music of all time don't
miss this exciting performance!

October 7, 7:00 p.m.
The Dixie Theatre, Apalachicola, Florida
Tickets $15.00 Reservations: (850) 653-3200

"Tribute to Patsy Cline"

Presented By Rex and Anne Anderson, REALTORS
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PSJ Waterfronts
The Port St. Joe
Waterfronts Partnership will
hold a General Membership
Meeting on Wednesday,
October 11 at noon at the
Port St. Joe fire station on
Williams Avenue. The agenda
will include adoption of by-
laws, progress to date and,
future projects. All current
members are urged to attend.
We are always searching for
new members with fresh per-
spectives. If you're interested
in finding out more about these
projects, we encourage you to
attend this informative meet-
ing. If you can't attend, but
would like more information,
please give us a call at 229-
7197. Remember: By working
together we will be "Improving
Our Community Your Way"!

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Annual Christmas Celebration, Nov. 24, Downtown
Historic Apalachicola

Christmas on the Coast, December 1-21, Downtown
Port St. Joe
Island Lights, Dec. 1, St. George Island
Holiday Fresh Market, Dec. 2, Apalachicola
3rd Annual Christmas Tree Lighting and Annual
Boat Parade of Lights, Dec. 9, Timber Island Yacht
Club, Carrabelle
Celebration of Lights, Sunset Park, Mexico Beach
Dec. 2
Celebrate Safe, Celebrate Twice, December 31, St.
Joe Beach and Mexico Beach


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Friday October 13, 2006

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Movies at the Monument
Located at the Constitution Museum State Park

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Bring your chairs, blankets, picnic
baskets and enjoy all of the nastalgic
action with family and friends.

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Gulf County Sh
The Gulf County Sheriff's Probation Officer and
Office will be conducting vehi- Deputies went to the home o:
cle safety inspections during Carolyn A. Shrewsbury, 37, in
the months of September and Wewahitchka and arrested her
October. The safety inspec- for violation of probation.
tion check points will be at On 9/23 deputies stopped
various locations throughout a vehicle on Murphy Roac
the county, Highway 71 north in Howard's Creek driven by
of Westarm Creek Bridge, Aaron Barjames Touchet, 30
Highway 22 near the intersec- He was arrested for driving or
tion of Highway 22A, Highway a suspended or revoked driv
71 Honeyville Area, Highway ers license and taken to th(
.98 St. Joe Beach, Highway Gulf County Sheriff's Office.
98 and Garrison Ave, C30 On 9/23 deputies held
Simmons Bayou. vehicle safety inspection or
On 9/20 Charles Earl Hwy. 98. During the check
Hood, 32, was in court. He point, Marcial R. Festo, 37
was arrested on a warrant for and Edgar A Gimenez, 37
violation of his pretrial release were arrested for driving with
and taken to the Gulf County out a valid driver's license
Jail. and Jason Allen McCormick
On 9/20 deputies arrest- 28 was arrested on several
ed Shayla Leighann, 25, and warrants in Bay County.
Christopher D. Maxwell, 28, On 9/24 George Lee
on Warrants for failure to Thomas III was operating
appear in court. vehicle that was stopped fo]
On 9/21 Talmadge Davis passing in a no passing zone
Turner, 31, was arrested for in St. Joe Beach. K9 Zeus was
violation of probation for DUI walked around the vehicle anc
and DWLSR. did alert for the presence o
On 9/21 the County illegal narcotics. A cigarette

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eriff's Report
d package containing cocaine ed to a disturbance at a local
f was found in the boot of Mr. convenience store. They dis-
Thomas. He was arrested for covered one of those involved
- possession of cocaine and in the disturbance, Timothy
transported to the Gulf County Ray Stein, 36, of Howard
I Jail. Creek, was a convicted felon
d On 9/24/06 a deputy and had failed to register with
y stopped a vehicle on Hwy. the Sheriff's Office as required
. 98 near Oakgrove. During by law. He was arrested and
n the deputy's investigation he transported to the Gulf County
- found that the driver of the Jail.
e vehicle, Pablo Esteban, 40, On 9/25 a vehicle driven by
of Apalachicola, did not have Delbert Cole, 37, of Kentucky,
a a valid driver's license and was stopped for excessive
n he was arrested for that. Two speed. Deputies found that his
- of the other passengers, Ivan license was suspended and he
, Escalante, 22, and Victor Diego was arrested for driving on a
, Gasper, 47, had fraudulent suspended drivers license.
- Social Security cards in their On 9/26 Mark Anthony
, possession. They were arrest- McCorvey, 44, of Wewahitchka
ed for possession of those turned himself, in at the
1 cards. Escalante and Gasper Sheriff's Office substation in
,were held for Immigration offi- Wewahitchka. McCorvey had
e cials. Two days later Gasper outstanding warrants for
a was released and Escalante is Failure to Appear.
r being held for deportation. On 9/26 deputies observed
e On 9/25 deputies received a vehicle that they had been
s information that there was a informed was being driven by
d quantity of marijuana being Steven Ross Rardin, 33, of
f grown in the Overstreet area Wewahitchka. Knowing that
e ..east of the bridge. Deputies, there was an active warrant
along with members of the for Rardin, they stopped the
Florida Wildlife Commission, vehicle and Rardin was arrest-
went to the area and found ed for DWLSR and on the
approximately 25 plants being warrant.

grown. The plants were pulled
and placed into .evidence,
charges are pending against
the grower of the plants...
On 9/25 deputies served
a search warrant on the:
residence of Patrick James
Tousignant on Tugboat Lane
in Overstreet. They found a
quantity of marijuana and sev-
eral stalks of marijuana plants
that had been stripped of their
leaves. Tousignant was arrest-
ed and charged with posses-
sion of marijuana, possession
of marijuana with' intent to
sell, and possession of drug
On 9/25 deputies respond-

This report represents
some significant events the
FWC handled over the past
week; however, it does not
include all actions taken by the
Division of Law Enforcement..
Lt. Jay Chesser stopped
on Highway 77 to assist an
elderly female, only to find out
she. had just, been, rear-ended
and was the victim of a hit-
and-run. A BOLO was issued,
and about 15 minutes later, Lt.
Steve Carter observed a vehi-
cle fitting the given descrip-
tion at a convenience store.
The driver was putting water
into a broken radiator. Lt.
Carter stopped the vehicle
containing seven males, none
of whom possessed a valid
driver's license. One occupant
was found to have just recent-
ly been released from prison
and another had a no extra-
dition warrant out of North
Carolina. Lt. Chesser arrived
to assist and brought.the

Police I

On September 25, at
approximately 9:14 a.m.
JimmyD. Shores, age 37, of
Port St. Joe, was arrested
for possession of marijuana
(misdemeanor), possession
of drug paraphernalia (mis-
demeanor) and driving with
a suspended driver license
(misdemeanor). Shores had
in his possession two bags
containing marijuana, sev-
eral partial marijuana ciga-
rettes and a pack of '"JOB"
rolling papers. Shores was
transported to the Gulf
County Jail to await first
appearance on drug charg-
On September 26, at
approximately 12:52 p.m.
Antwione D. Allen, age 29,
of Port St. Joe, Florida was
arrested for' possession
of cocaine with intent to
distribute (felony), posses-
sion of drug paraphernalia
(misdemeanor) and intro-
duction of contraband into
a detention facility (felony).
Allen was stopped due
to excessive smoke being
emitted from his exhaust
to. the extent as to cause a
hazard to other motorists.

North Carolina dealer's tag that,
was found 'at the scene and
it matched the dealer's decal
on the suspect's vehicle. The
incident was eventually turned
over to FHP
On Saturday, September
19, Officers Steven Cook and
Travis Huckeba were checking
fishermen under the Highway
98 bridge when they encoun-
tered subjects with seven
undersize speckled trout,.
five undersize red drum,, and
one undersize gag grouper.
Citations were issued for the
On Tuesday, SJeptember
19, Lt. Steve Thomas was
traveling east bound on 'the,
Highway 9 8 bridge when he
saw three trucks. stopped
and people looking into the
bay, north of the bridge. A
14-foot vessel had sunk and
two subjects were in the.
water. Dispatch was notified
and Officer Hank Forehand


Upon checking Allen's driv-
er license .they came back
suspended. Gulf County
was contacted in.reference
to walking a K-9 around
this vehicle. The K-9 alerted
to the presence of illegal
narcotics. Several bags of
cocaine were located inside
Allen's vehicle along with
numerous plastic bags con-
sistent with the packaging
or illegal narcotics. Allen
was arrested and transport-
ed to the Gulf County Jail.
During the booking process
Allen -was found to be in
possession of several more
bags of cocaine resulting in
additional charge of intro-
duction of contraband into
this detention facility.
On October 1, at
approximately 2:08 am
Bladimir A. Vazquez, age
44, of Naples, was arrest-
ed on active warrant from
Collier County. Vazquez
vehicle was stopped result-
ing in his arrest for the war-
rant. Vazquez was trans-
ported to the Gulf County
Jail to await extradition to
Collier County.

responded by vessel. Both
subjects were rescued and the
sunk en vessel was recovered
by a Good Samaritan. Bad
weather was the cause of the
sinking. Both subjects credit
their PFDs with saving them:
On Sunday, September
17, Officer Benjamin Johnson
observed an individual carry-
ing an empty one-gallon jug
from a wooded area on the
west side of Jim Woodruff Dam
on the Apalachicola River. The
subject stated at first that he
was' looking for fish bait, but
did not have any fishing equip-
ment in his possession or in
his truck. The subject later
confessed to having a growing
marijuana plant in the woods.
The subject was placed under
arrest for cultivating mari-
juana and an approximately
3-foot marijuana plant and
tools were seized as evidence.

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After a fun-filled week of
door-decorating, color wars,
superhero day, and other
homecoming festivities, stu-
dents have experienced a
return to normalcy here at
Port St. Joe High School.
On Friday at 3:30 p.m. the
homecoming parade was held
on Reid Avenue. The excite-
ment began with the football
team being presented on top
of two fire trucks, followed by
Port St. Joe High School alum-
ni, the high school floats, and
of course, this year's home-
coming court. At 8:00 p.m.,
the homecoming game began
against the Sneads Pirates.
The winners of the float
competition were announced
at halftime. The Juniors,
whose float featured a huge
pirate ship with a shark tearing
through, and a fountain, came
in first. The Sophomores came
in second, whose float showed
a shark with the Pirates' trea-
sure, and the Freshman came
in third, whose float read, "The
Wonderful World of Sharks."
The Seniors, whose class has
always seemed to have trou-
ble with the float competition,

came in last. Their float fea-
tured Popeye the Sailor Man
riding on the back of a shark
to the tune of the old-time
cartoon. The side of the float
read, "We Eats our Spinach."
The homecoming court
was then presented to the
audience. Congratulations to
this year's homecoming queen,
Leah Miniat. The rest of the
homecoming court is as fol-
lows: Jera Asherbranner, Amy
Brockman, Angela Colson,
Samantha Denton, Sierra
King, Shayla Nickson, Kate
Shoaf, Kayla Siprell, and Paige
The Sharks pounded the
Sneads Pirates on Friday, scor-
ing a touchdown in the early
minutes of the game. The
final score was a 41-0 shut-
out. Sound familiar, Wewah?
Tomorrow, the Sharks play an
away game at Liberty County.
When asked if he had anything
to say about the game, Warren
Floyd, who scored a touch-
down after intercepting the
ball during last week's game,
simply stated, "We ready."
In other sports news,
the boys golf team plays at
Wildwood golf course today at
2:30 p.m. The JV football team


We are grateful for our
sidewalk being completed
between the sanctuary and the
Primary Wing. This will great-
ly help cut down on traffic
through the Primary building
and help keep dirt out of our
eatery. We embrace the noises,
of construction as the sounds
of progress!
Under the able leadership
of our librarian, Mrs. Lynn
Wells, our library is continu-'
ally becoming more organized
and usable. The library is in
need of a set of encyclopedias
'under 5 years old. If anyone

has a set that could be donat-
ed, it would be greatly appreci-
ated. We could also use any
of the Hardy Boys book series
by Franklin W. Dixon and the
Nancy Drew book series by
Carol Keene. Please contact
the school at 220 6707 if you
can donate any of the above
FCS is still collecting
Campbell soup labels and
Boxtops for Education. We
are also participating in the
ink cartridge/cell phone recy-
cling program. Please sup-
port these programs with your

plays against Wewahitchka
today at 7 p.m. On Saturday,
the cross-country team has a
track meet at FSU at 8:40 a.m.
Boys soccer practice begins
October 15. They will be host-
ing the first annual Shark
Soccer Fest tournament on
November 4 at Lamar Faison
College bound 10th and
11th graders need to sign up
for the PSAT in guidance. The
test fee is $12.00 and the only
test date available is Saturday,
October .21. For Juniors who
retake the PSAT, this puts
them in the running for the
National Merit Scholarship.
There will be an Open
House held on Wednesday,
October 25 for parents to
come and pick up report cards
from 6.00 p.m.-7.00 p.m.
It's back to normal for the
students at Port St. Joe High
School, but at least they have
Fall Break to look forward to,
which begins Monday, october
16 and ends Wednesday,
October 18. In the words of
Albert Einstein, "Imagination
is more important than knowl-

donations as each fund raising
effort helps reduce the over-
all cost and tuition for our
school. Also, the Take Charge
of Education program at Target
allows them to donates up to
1% of the purchase price to
Faith Christian School. Please
use the Redcard when you
check out and designate FCS
as your school of choice. The
same is true at Office Depot.
They too will donate a per-
centage of the purchase.price
to FCS as -part of their Back
to School Program. Thank
you for shopping at Target and
Office Depot and making Faith
Christian School your desig-
nated school.
We are thankful that Mrs.
Mary Antilla, who was in the
hospital last week, is back
with us and doing well. Please
continue to pray with ,us for
"Miss Mary" and "Miss Sherry"
Dav-idson for a complete recov-



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WES's "Easy Rider"

William Poole is a fifth grade student at
Wewahitchka Elementary School. He recently
transferred from Bay County and is adjusting
well. In his classroom, a student has the
opportunity to build himself a bicycle or
perhaps work on the workbench if his behavior
and class work are acceptable. Before students
are allowed to work on a project, they must
meet with their teacher to make him aware of
what they are interested in working on. He,
in turn, will explain what is necessary for
them to earn the privilege of working on their
project. William is pictured here with the
bicycle he refurbished for himself. William's
classmates as well as his teacher, Mr. Brown,
are very proud of his accomplishments.

The Junior Service

League & St. Joe Company issues "Jam Packs"
For the second year in a row, the St. Joe Company along with
the Junior Service League, provided over 75 students in Port St.
Joe and Wewahitchka back packs filled with school supplies.
This project began last year when Hurricane Katrina evacuees
living in our area needed school supplies to start school. This
project was such a success, it continued this year. The Junior
Service League would like to thank the schools for their help
with lists of children who needed backpacks for school and to
the St. Joe Company for funding this very special project.

WHS Class of '66

Wewahitchka High School
Class of '66 will be celebrat-
ing 40 years with a Reunion
picnic at Lake Alice Park on
October 13-14, 2006. If you,
were a member of this class
and have not been contact-
ed, please write: WHS Class
of '66 Reunion c/o Charlene
Odom Smith 2930 Highway 31
Calera, AL 35040 to RSVP or
for more information.

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first-place winner receives
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More than 240,000 4-H
participants in Florida will
share their accomplishments
within their communities dur-
ing National 4-H Week, October
1 7, 2006. Counties across
the state will also observe
the week with proclamations,
community service activities
and events.
4-H is one of the largest
youth development programs
in America, involving more
than 7 million young people
ages 5 19, and 538,000 youth
and adult volunteers. This is
their week to celebrate their
program and thank those who
support them.
National 4-H Week also
serves as a great recruiting tool
to attract new members. Open
houses and ice cream socials
are very common so that com-
munities can learn more about
the 4-H youth development
program. Alachua County
also plans to hold an open
hquse for new and prospective
4-H members and families.
Many counties including
Palm Beach, Walton, Gilchrist
and Santa Rosa will meet
with their city government
leaders to receive proclama-
tions recognizing the week.
Proclamations provide formal
recognition to 4-H and allow
youth to experience the gov-
ernmental process.
"Proclamations are a great
learning tool for youth during
this week," Florida Agriculture

Commissioner Charles H.
Bronson said. "They are able
to visit with their city and
county leaders and learn more
about the democratic pro-
Lake, Orange, Osceola,
Seminole, Brevard and Volusia
counties are joining together
and partnering with Second
Harvest Food Bank to hold a
peanut butter drive. Twenty
to 30 youth from each county
are expected to participate at
various Publix stores on Make
a Difference Day, October 28.
Other counties will pro-
mote 4-H in area schools.
Putnam County 4-H groups
will promote their clubs by
wearing their 4-H shirts all
week at school, while hand-
ing out buttons and brochures
to their friends. Okaloosa
County plans a similar mar-
ketirig plan by putting flyers
up in the schools and distrib-
uting brochures.
Youth members ,in
Bradford County are deliver-
ing baskets of goodies to busi-
nesses and mdividuals who
have supported their program
throughout the year. Santa
Rosa County is also having an
annual 4-H Awards night to
acknowledge the accomphsh-
ments of youth throughout the
past year.
4-H is Florida's only youth
development program directly
connected to the technological
advances and latest research

of the University of Florida.
4-H members learn leader-
ship, citizenship and life skills
through hands on projects
in science, engineering aind
technology, healthy living, or
citizenship. Topics are as var-
ied as rocketry, nutrition and
healthy living, public speak-
ing, butterfly analysis, pho-
tography, and community ser-
vice. Using a "learn by doing"
model, youth are encouraged
to experiment, be innovative
and think independently to
get them the most from their
In addition, 4-H helps
our communities' young peo-
ple reach their full potential.
Recent studies show youth who
participate in 4-H do better in
school, are more motivated
to help others, feel safe to try
new things, achieve a sense of
self esteem, and develop last-
ing friendships.
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rural, suburban and urban
youth ages 5 18 in Florida
and is active inm all 67 coun-
ties. and with the Seminole
tribes. All programs are open
to all persons regardless of
race. color, age. sex. handicap
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stop by his NJROTC office for
more information.

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is purposely kept broad in
scope to allow the participant
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Florida Regional Housing. Authority \\ill hold
a Special Meeting October 12. 2006. Veterans
Memorial Park Civic Center. 10405 NW Theo
Jacobs Way., Bristol. Florida. Fleeting \will
begin at 11:30 A.I.. E.S.T. The meeting will
be open to the public.


A Public Hearing will be held at the Planning and
Development Review Board (PDRB) meeting on
Wednesday, October 18, 2006 at 8:45 a.m. EST,
and at the Board of County Commissioners (BOCC)
meeting on Tuesday, October 24, 2006 at 6:00 p.m.
EST. Both public hearings will be held in the BOCC
Meeting Room at the Robert M. Moore Administra-
tion Building, 1000 Cecil G. Costin Sr. Blvd., Port St.
Joe, Florida. The public hearings will be to discuss
and act on the following:

1. Minutes for September 20, 2006
2. Final Plat Approval Edward Bish Gulf Coast
Ranches Parcel ID #03323-175R- 40.84 acres
in Section 32, Township 7 South, Range 10 West,
Gulf County, Florida a maximum 16 unit de-
velopment subject to all Federal, State and Local
development regulations, stated and unstated.
3. Final Plat Approval for Scott Somero Cypress
Creek Plantation Parcel ID #01050-040R
29.52 acres in Section 11, Township 6 South,
Range 9 West, Gulf County, Florida a maxi-
mum 12 lot development subject to all Federal,
State and Local development regulations, stated
and unstated.
4. St. Joe Company Affordable Housing Proposal
5. Public at Large
6. Comprehensive Plan/EAR Text
7. WindMark Beach DO/PDP
8. Parks and Grants
9. Staff

The public is encouraged to attend and be heard on
these matters. Information prior to the meeting can
be viewed at the Planning and Building Department
at 1000 Cecil G. Costin Sr. Blvd., Room 301.

1. Gulf Coast Ranches 2. Cypress Creek Plantation 3. St. Joe Company

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I would like to thank all who supported me during my recent
campaign for Gulf County School Board and extend a special
thanks to those in District I for their support. I am honored to
have the opportunity to serve the citizens of Gulf County for
another tenure, and look forward to working collaboratively
with all School Board Members in striving to improve the
school system in our county. I once again am honored to serve
and value your continued support.

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serves fresh shrimp, and fresh real grouper.
We serve only red or black grouper, and none
of our seafood is ever frozen."
As managers, Trahan believes that his and
Carrie's purpose is to serve "quality from the
word 'go.' He has speeded up service, added
live music, and upped the ante on quality
food in order to build "a little gem there at the
marina so people get the whole top-notch pack-
age. We're focusing on atmosphere and raising
the bar with live entertainment so people don't
have to drive to Panama City for the good stuff,"
he said.
This extends to the bar, as well, where,
when people order well drinks, they get upper
end liquors, not the standard lower end or off-
brand names.
Trahan said the main focus of the company
is training, for both servers and kitchen staff.
' "This is good for both our employees and our
customers," added Trahan, "and it will be good

for Port St. Joe."
Providing live music during the week is
Robert Hutto, singing and playing acoustical
guitar. Hutto, who has produced five CDs,
comes to Dockside after 16 years performing at
the Key West Hog's Breath Restaurant.
Currently on Friday and Saturday nights,
the Full House Band, the well-known house
band from the Wonder Bar, performs. There is
no cover charge on any night.
Carrie described more of the changes he
and Trahan have instituted at the marina gath-
ering place. "We're in the midst of doing a lot,"
he said, showing off the bar that was added to
the covered area, the new, more comfortable
chairs, the umbrellas on the outer deck that
give more shade and more seating.
"We've revamped the menus as well," Carrie
continued. "Basically we now use fresh seafood,
grouper, shrimp, and Apalach oysters. Our
(See DOCKSIDE on Page 12C)

Marie Logan IThe star
Because of sliding glass "walls," inside cus-
tomers at Dockside always have spectacular views
of the marina and St. Joseph Bay.
By Marie Logan
Star Staff Writer
Like the little e giine j that could, call
Dock-ide the little restaurant that does.
Dockside Cude and Raw Bar. under the
relatively \ne\v ownership of Matt Trahan and
tdi manal*criail eve ol Rick Carrie is turning
the Port St. Joe Marina eatery into a little niche
kno\win for value and quality.
Trahian. who took over the restaurant i11
Februr LrN of thii's ear. Ih-atls roni south Louisiana
by \\a\ of Key \W\'t. He had already begun
estalbhlishing his mark in the area by purchas-
ini and: operatui the -iformer Beachcombers
Restaurant on C R.-.30E on Cape San Bias. as
Loggerhirad Grill.
Wijen the opportunity presented itself to
pick up Dockside. Trahan took it.
My goal at Dockside was to create that
nice little seafood place from peoples' child-
hood that was simple but good," said Trahan.
"We are one of the only places in town that

Marie Logan/The Star
A colorful assortment of bar stools waits for
customers at Dockside's inside bar, where well
drinks are made with high end liquor brands.

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ement. In came a 48-
x-burner $4,000 Dacor
op (with vent hood),
ng 15,000 BTUs of fire
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oking, and they've gen-
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mix in that direction.
"We've seen the interest in
this type of high-performance
equipment take off the past
four to five years," he says.
"Our mix of product has gone
more high end because of con-
sumer demand and our con-
scious shift to compete with
big-box stores. This area is
really happening. Sales are
strong. We are not selling as
many 30-inch stoves."
The most obvious influ-
ence on the home cook has
been the Food Network, whose
chefs fire up those 15,000
BTU gas cooktops.
But you can also thank
Fred Carl for making it hap-
pen. Carl is the creator of
Viking, the first profession-
al-style range for home use.
Before the Viking, restaurant-
style stoves were too deep to fit
into a home counter top, and
they required special fire-pre-
vention surrounds, sprinkler
systems and powerful exhaust
The Viking became avail-
able in 1987, and the line has
continued to grow. When the
Viking stoves started making
their appearances in homes
in the early '80s, other manu-
facturers entered the market:
Wolf, Dacor and Thermador.
Losee's Dacor range has a
cooktop with large, flat grates
over the powerful burners,
and there's no overhead oven
- just the powerful vent hood.
Even operating at an elevation
of more than 7,500 feet, the
stove holds the temperature -
something the Tappan couldn't
do, she says.
Losee was also fed up with
not having burners big enough
to heat her large stockpots.
"The Tappan had a little
second oven over the top of
the burners," she says, "so my
tall stockpot wouldn't fit under
the oven. And the size of the
burner was smaller than the
bottom of the pot so it didn't
heat very fast."
Although Losee went for
function, other buyers spring
for restaurant-style equipment
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"I saw a green Viking range
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made it simple and with the
grant to develop the sites, it
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those who need help, there
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conducted at each of the
regional libraries. "We will
be presenting the program
at as many of the county's
Chambers as we can, but
we are really excited with
the regional library associ-
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help us make the program a
long-term success. We hope
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the lookout for a bogus let-
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a contest and urging them to
send a check to collect the
prize. Florida is among sev-
eral states whose residents
have been targeted by this
scheme in recent weeks.
The letter is on forged
MAG Mutual Insurance
Company stationary and
implies the recipient has won
$250,000 in a contest. The
letter includes a worthless
check for about $2,900 to
cover "administrative pay-
ment and clearance fees" and
asks the recipient to deposit
the check and then write one
of their own for the costs
of receiving the non-existent
"We are working with
company representatives
and other state's law enforce-
ment agencies to track down
the perpetrators of this
scam," said Gallagher, who
oversees the Department of
Financial Services' Division
of Insurance Fraud, which
was initially alerted to the
scam in recent days. "We will
not tolerate anyone trying
to steal our citizens' hard-
earhed money."
The scam perpetrators
seek to receive and cash
the recipient's check before
they or their bank realizes
the check sent with the let-
ter is worthless. So far, only
one Floridian has reported
receiving the letter. Anyone

who gets one of the letters is
urged to call the department's
Fraud Fighters' hotline at 1-
Gallagher said this is
an advance fee scheme that
occurs when the victim pays
money to someone promising
something of greater value-
such as a loan, contract,
investment, or gift-and then
receive nothing in return.
Gallagher, who also over-
sees the Bureau of Unclaimed
Property, said these schemes
may also tout found money
or property and ask the con-
sumer to forward a finder's
fee; however, too often the
"finder" never has the inten-
tion or the ability to help the
victim. Florida's unclaimed
property laws prohibit the
solicitation or acceptance of
a fee in advance for notifying
or assisting someone with a
claim for unclaimed property.
Only registered .locators can
lawfully solicit and receive a
fee, and then, can only do so
after a claim is approved and
Gallagher offered the fol-
lowing tips on how to avoid
such a scam:
If the offer of an
"opportunity" appears too
good to be true, it probably
Know with whom you
are dealing. If you have not
heard of a person or com-
pany with whom you intend
to do business, learn more
about them. Depending on
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may want to visit the busi-
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Better Business Bureau or
consult with your bank, an
attorney, or the police.
Make sure you fully
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agreement that you enter
into. If the terms are com-
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this scheme to call our hot-
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afford it."
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companion, best friend, love
of your life, always at your feet
kind of dog? Then maybe, just
maybe, I can get your attention
about the use of pesticides and
herbicides in your yard.
The same subject that
makes you yawn and turn the
page when it applies to your
health might just get your
attention when it relates to the
health of a beloved pet. The
incidence of cancer rates in
dogs is on the rise in close pro-
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One reason is because dogs are
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I'm convinced that the biggest

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Imagine walking into a ritzy
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Now imagine your surprise
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What if, across the street, an-
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crystal clear showcases, strik-
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the latest fashions.. Which
store would get your business?
Now imagine you're selling
your home. Will buyers see a
freshly painted exterior and
neatly trimmed yard? Inside,
will the aroma of fresh baked

reason by far is because of the
unnatural, processed, additive
laden nature of the food we,
and the dogs, are eating. For
some dogs, though, cancer is
also related to the neighbor-
hoods they live in.
Our quest for the Perfect
Lawn has led to a huge, profit-
able, powerful industry which
sells the chemicals to give us
what we think we want. or is
it the other way around? Have
the chemical companies led us
by the nose to believe we aren't
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Just as department stores
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do the same with your home
to attract serious buyers who
comparison-shop. To be cho-
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of-ownership and the greatest
possible value for the price.
Capitalize on the condition of
your home by asking your real
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curb appeal. Now make all
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Dogs can't read.
Unfortunately, the little
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neighbor's) lawn are not post-
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just by trotting the length of
his leash through the grass in
different yards. And you, too,
may not know whether a yard
was sprayed today or several
weeks ago, because those little
signs aren't required to post a
date or a time of application.
The same little sign often stays
in a yard until the next visit
by the spray company. And
of course, if the homeowner
does the application, no sign
is required at all.
The Journal of the
National Cancer Institute cre-
ated quite a stir when it pub-
lished an article in 1991 by Dr.
Lawrence T. Glickman, a pro-
fessor at Purdue University's
School of Veterinary Medicine.
Dr. Glickman has linked the
chemical 2,4-D, a common
herbicide, to the incidence of
transitional cell carcinoma in
Scottish terriers, a breed that
happens to be highly sensi-
tive to environmental toxins.
Glickman's study found that
dogs exposed to common yard
chemicals, 2,4-D in'particular,

were four
to seven
as likely
to have .
developed : '
the cancer.
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he rea-
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published in the Journal of
American Veterinary Medicine
in 2004. But it was disputed
by the Industry Task Force II
on 2,4-D Research Data, in
which beagles were fed 2,4-D
daily for one to two years in
amounts of 0-55 ppm. No.
big surprise that this study,
in which dogs (of a different
breed) were fed a suspected
carcinogen, was funded by
those companies which own
the technical registrations. on
the active ingredient in 2,4-D,.
namely, Dow Chemical, Agro
Sciences, et. al.
Between farms and home
gardens, 'there are approxi-
mately 600 million pounds of
2,4-D dumped on American
soil every year. The figure is

approximate because the fed-
eral government does not allow
the EPA to collect exact data
on these amounts. Why not?
Of this, 60 million pounds
are active ingredieAt, and 540
million pounds are "inert"
ingredients. Here is a sample
of the inert ingredients used
in pesticides: carbon tetra-
chloride (a carcinogen), chlo-
roform (a carcinogen), chlo-
roethane (a carcinogen), and
the list goes on. Incidentally,
the inert ingredients, that 99%
that don't have to be listed on
a product's label, (the ones we
should really be suspicious
of) are a Big Secret. The fed-
eral government will impose a
.$10,000. penalty on any gov-
ernment employee who reveals
the make-up of inert ingredi-
ents in pesticides. Why?
2,4-D is just one of many

hazardous chemicals we have
been duped into poisoning
our environment with, and
exhaustive studies prove they
are poisoning us, too. We may
shrug, and say we've all got to
die of something, But when we
see our loved ones, our chil-
dren, and our pets, get sick
and suffer, we don't necessar-
ily. make the connections. If
we did, surely we would quit
worrying about how good our
grass looks.
If you'd like more infor-
mation on this, as well as
information on organic lawn
care, email me.
Questions? Comments?
Opinions? Email me at

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October Is Florida Greenways And Trails Month

Encouraging Floridians
and visitors to head out-
doors with family and friends,
Governor Jeb Bush recognized
October as Florida Greenways
and Trails Month. Greenways
and trails provide recreational
opportunities, protect Florida's

natural resources, preserve
historical and cultural sites
and connect communities.
"By celebrating Greenways
and Trails Month, Florida is
and environmental steward-
ship," said Florida Department
of Environmental Protection
(DEP) Secretary Colleen M.
Castille. "Greenways and trails
conserve resources and pro-
vide nature-based recreational
opportunities for residents
and visitors."
More than 150 events
around the state are planned
to celebrate Florida Greenways
and Trails Month this year,
such as the '12th Annual
Rails to Trails Bike Ride in

Citrus County and 6th Annual
Florida Panhandle Birding
.and Wildflower Festival in
Gulf County. Last October,
counties throughout the state
celebrated Florida's natural
beauty with trail rides, natural
history workshops, canoe and
kayak tours, festivals, trail
clean-ups and environmental
education programs,
The Office of Greenways
and Trails manages eight state
trails, including the Marjorie
Harris Carr Cross Florida
Greenway, Florida's longest
green corridor stretching 110
miles from the St. Johns River
near Palatka to the Gulf of
Mexico. DEP also maintains
five rail-trails, which are rail-

road tracks restored and con-
verted to recreational trails
for hiking, biking and skating.
Through Florida Forever, the
state's premier land acquisi-
tion program, $4.5 million
dollars is spent annually to
* purchase land for future trail
areas and build and main-
tain Florida's greenways and
. trails.
For more information,
list of events in your area, or
to register your event, visit
htm. To view the Governor's
Greenways and Trails Month
proclamation, visit http://www.

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PayPal to Pay $1.7 Million to 28 States,

Modifies Payment Practices

Attorney General Charlie
Crist today announced that
28 states have reached an
agreement with PayPal, Inc.,
resolving concerns about the
company's payment systems.
Today's agreement requires
the company to provide ade-
quate consumer protection
to consumers before they
subscribe to the service and
whenever they make payments
to others using PayPal's sys-
tem. Consumers have already
received $9.2 million in res-
titution through a previous
class action lawsuit.
Crist's office received more
than 130 complaints about
PayPal from Florida consum-
ers arid launched an investiga-
tion in July 2003. The com-

plaints dealt with a variety of
issues, including hidden fees
for sellers, misrepresentations
about the terms and conditions
of payment methods, as well
as problems with the default
bank settings on the account,
which resulted in money being
drawn directly from a con-
sumer's bank account even
if another payment source is
"Consumers should be
comfortable that their money
is secure and they are 'treat-
ed as customers, not mere-
ly sources of revenue," said
Crist. "Companies should go
the extra mile to protect those
who use their products or ser-
Today's settlement ensures

that PayPal spells out impor-
tant terms and conditions"
before a consumer becomes
a PayPal member and when
members initiate transactions.
The agreement also requires
that whenever a PayPal mem-
ber gets ready to make a pur-
chase he or she will be present--
ed with a clear choice regard-
ing what form of payment
to use. PayPal must provide
clear access to web pages con-
taining important differences
between its in-house PayPal
dispute resolution programs
and chargeback rights granted
by federal law for consum-
ers who use electronic bank-
ing, debit cards and credit
cards to make payments and
purchases. Florida's share of

the $1.7 million in settlement
funds is $144,500, which will
reimburse taxpayers for the
costs of the investigation.
In addition to Florida, par-
ticipating states are Alabama,
Arizona, California, Delaware,
Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois,
Indiana, Iowa, Louisiana,
Maryland, Minnesota,
Mississippi, Nebraska, Nevada,
New Jersey, New York, North
Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma,
Oregon, South Dakota,
Tennessee, 'Texas, Vermont,
Washington and West Virginia.
A copy of the PayPal settle-
ment is available at: http:/
PavPal AVC.pdf

Bronson Files Lawsuit Against Company For

Violating 'Do Not Call' Law

Florida Agriculture
and Consumer Services
Commissioner Charles H.
Bronson today announced
that he has taken legal action
against a South Florida tele-
marketer for violating Florida's
"Do Not Call" law.
A lawsuit filed in Palm
Beach County Circuit. Court
alleges that Rhinoshield Inc., of
Fort Lauderdale, made at least
11 calls to Florida residents
on the state's "Do Not Call" list

beginning last September and
continuing until May 2006.
"Consumers who join the
program are entitled to be
spared the intrusion of com-
mercial telemarketing calls,
and we're committed to seeing
that their privacy is protect-
ed," Bronson said. "We have
little tolerance for companies
who flout the law."
The legal action seeks
an injunction prohibiting the
company from making any

future calls to residents on the
list and fines of up to $10,000
for each of the calls it made to
prohibited phone numbers.
Bronson's department has col-
lected or obtained judgments
of more than $1.5 million
against companies that have
called residents on the list,
and several such legal actions
are pending in courts through-
,out the state.
The Commissioner
encourages Floridians to join

the program, which prohibits
most commercial telemarket-
ers from calling numbers on
the list. For more informa-
tion about the program, con-
sumers can call the depart-
ment's toll-free hotline at
1-800-HELPFLA (1-800-435-
7352) or visit the Division of
Consumer Services web site at

Deadline For 2007 EQIP Signup December 15, 2006

USDA-Natural Resources
Conservation Service (NRCS)
in Florida is announcing that
the 'Environmental Quality
Incentives Program (EQIP)
continuous signup will have a
cutoff (or watching period) date
of December 15, 2006. EQIP
offers financial and technical
-assistance to eligible partici-
pants to install or implement
structural and management
practices on eligible agricul-
tural land', EQIP activities
are carried out according to
' a conservation plan., ,Local
priorities include soil erosion
on eligible Ag lands, water
quality, for wetland protec-
tion, animal & plant health
on existing li-estock opera-
tions, wildlife habitat improve-

ment (longleaf pine planting
for land use conversion), and
water quantity (retrofit for
existing center pivot irrigation
systems located in Calhoun
County). Cost-share practic-
es could include conservation
tillage/winter cover crop (no-
till, strip-till, mulch-till), criti-
cal area planting (to restore
gully erosion), prescribed
grazing (water well, pipeline,
troughs, interior cross fenc-
ing), pasture/hayland planting,
tree planting (for land use con-
version from crop or pasture
land),. and irrigation retrofit
(for eligible center pivot irriga-
tion systems). Livestock prac-
tices such as wells, pipelines,
troughs, cross-fencing, etc. are
only eligible on existing Ag

All approved.contracts will
be for a minimum two years
and maximum ten years to
allow installation of practices.
according to NRCS standards
and specifications in order to
secure cost-share payment.
To be eligible to participate
in EQIP an applicant must
be an agricultural producer
that is engaged in livestock
or, agricultural production as
defined by the' EQIP manual.
Applicants must have an inter-
est in the farm operation, have
control of the land for the termin
of the proposed contract, be in
compliance with highly erod-
ible land and wetland conser-
vation compliance pro\isio-ns.
and provide a 'Social Security

Number for each individual
that is eligible for payment.
For 'details about the
EQIP program,. contact your
local USDA-NRCS Office at
17413 NW Leonard Street,
Blountstown, Florida 32424
(phone # 850-674-8271).
Ask for Brian McGraw or
Cathy Davis. Also, see pro-
grams at the Florida NRCS
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4,000 Low-Income Homeowners to be Served

Chief Financial Officer
Tom Gallagher announced
today that 4,000 low-income
homeowners will soon be safer
from hurricanes thanks to new
partnerships between 12 non-
profit organizations and the My
Safe Florida Home program.
Through the partnerships,
homeowners will receive free
home inspections and assis-
tance. to make improvements
that will strengthen homes
against catastrophic losses.
"Partnering with faith- and
community-based groups to
help fortify low-income homes
in Florida is mission criti-
cal to protecting families and
reducing property losses," said
Gallagher, who oversees the My
Safe Florida Home program.
"Through these partnerships,
we will be able to leverage
resources and help thousands
of Floridians before the end of
this hurricane season."
Through the Volunteer
Florida Foundation, which
administers the Florida
Hurricane Relief Fund, 12 non-

profit organizations -through-
out the state are teaming
up with the My Safe Florida
Home program to fortify up
to 4,000 low-income homes in
Broward, Escambia, Glades,
Hendry, Miami-Dade, Osceola,
Palm Beach, Pinellas, Polk
and' St. Lucie counties. My
Safe Florida Home is matching
$8.1 million with the resourc-
es of these 12 organizations. A
homeowner can earn no more
than 80 percent of the Annual
Median Income (AMI) to qual-
ify for this assistance. AMI
varies by county.
Participating homeown-
ers will receive free home
inspections to determine what
improvements can be made to
strengthen their homes against
hurricane damage. Following
the inspections, homeowners
will receive assistance to make
recommended improvements.

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Vulnerable Areas

The entire East and Gulf
Coasts are subject to hurri-
cane impacts, but some areas
are much more vulnerable
than others. Dr. Stephen P
Leatherman, Director of
the International Hurricane
Research Center, has released
the Top 10 List that nobody
wants to be on-"10 Most
Vulnerable US Mainland Areas
to Hurricanes."
To nobody's surprise,
"The Big Easy" tops the list
with the protective levees of
this below-sea level city being
in little better shape than
when Hurricane Katrina flood-
ed 80% of New Orleans last
year. The only other area
that is protected from flooding
by levees (e.g., the 140-mile
long Hoover Dike) is adjacent
to Lake Okeechobee, Florida
where the second worst hur-
ricane disaster for life loss in
US history occurred in 1928.
Presently more than 40,000

people live at the base of this
giant Corps of Engineers earth-
en structure that is leaking and
declared by two recent reports
(e.g., Bromwell, Dean, and
Vick, 2006 and Zhang, Xiao
and Leatherman, 2006) to be
a "grave and imminent danger
to the people and the environ-
ment of South Florida."
Twelve criteria were used
to evaluate the vulnerability
of US mainland areas to hur-
ricanes. Cyclonic energy (hur-
ricane frequency and storm
intensity) and levee/dike fail-
ure were primary determi-
nants of vulnerability. Physical
factors included storm surge
and freshwater flooding poten-
tial as well as coastal erosion
trends and island breaching
history. Socioeconomic indi-
cators involved populations
at risk, evacuation distance
and routes, what's at risk,
and local/state capabilities to
respond to major hurricane

impacts. The rankings are as
1. New Orleans,
2. Lake Okeechobee,
3. Florida Keys
4. Coastal Mississippi
5. Miami/Ft. Lauderdale,
6. Galveston/Houston,
7. Cape Hatteras, North
8. Eastern Long Island,
New York
9. Wilmington, North
10. Tampa/St.
Petersburg, Florida
Florida dominates the list
with four out of the ten most
vulnerable areas, but this is
to be expected with its long
shoreline that includes both
the Atlantic and Gulf Coasts.
Waveland, Mississippi was
hit by a 30-foot storm surge

during Hurricane Katrina,
but the entire coastal area
of Mississippi was devastat-
ed by Katrina's high surge.
Hurricane Camille in 1969
did a similar amount of dam-
age. Such disasters are to
be expected, yet beachfront
property in Mississippi is now
selling at a premium in spite
of the widespread devastation
still evident.. The Hampton's
in eastern Long Island, New
York have been impacted by
Hurricane Donna in 1960,
Gloria in 1985 and Bob in
1991. The fear is a return of
a 1938-type Great Hurricane
that generated a 15-foot storm
surge that overtopped and
pancaked the barrier beach-
es (which now are crowned
with waterfront mansions)
and flooded the downtown vil-
lages of Westhampton Beach,
Southampton, and Montauk.
The International
Hurricane Research Center

(IHRC) is working hard to
make a difference; major IHRC
contributions include:
Wall of Wind-The first-of-
its-kind full scale, destructive
testing of houses to under-
stand how buildings fail and
to change the public percep-
tion of building safety, just
as crash testing of cars led to
seat belts and air bags. The
IHRC has recently submitted
a $5 million proposal to the
State of Florida for a Center
of Excellence in Hurricane
Damage Mitigation for a Wall
of Wind facility. (http://www.
Public Loss Model--The
IHRC recently completed the
first Public Hurricane Loss
Projection (Catastrophe) Model
that is being used by the State
of Florida in its insurance rate
making evaluations and poli-
Storm Surge Modeling-
The new high resolution

surge model developed by
IHRC researchers correctly
predicted the 30-foot surge
at Waveland, Mississippi
more than 24 hours before
Hurricane Katrina made land-
fall, which drowned hundreds
of people who did not believe
that the surge could go this
Storm Chasing-The
deployment of meteorological
towers and surge instrumen-
tation at hurricane landfalls
to provide critical information
for post-storm assessments.
National Windstorm
Damage Reduction Act-The
IHRC Director wrote the draft
Act that was passed in 2004 ,
which calls for tens of millions
of dollars in new funding for
hurricane research; now that
the funds have been autho-
rized, they still must be appro-
priated by Congress.

$50,000 Grant Will Help Economically Empower Florida Domestic Violence Survivors

Florida Coalition Against Domestic Violer.t- receives e' of ten grants given nationwide

The Allstate Foundation J. Wilson at the Allstate violence," said Wilson,
awarded a $50,000 grant to Foundation's second-annual "It is our hope that The
the Florida Coalition Against Economic. Conference for, Allstate Foundation's grants
Domestic Violence survivors domestic violence advocates continue to broaden financial
in Florida. The grant was in Washington, D.C. opportunities for domestic
one of ten announced by "We are proud to double violence survivors, so that
Allstate's President and Chief our financial support to help they can prepare for futures
Operating Officer Thomas people affected by domestic of safety and economic

State Road 30E (Cape San Bias)

Notice is hereby given that on Thursday, October 5, 2006, from 5:00 p.m. until 6:30 p.m., Eastern Stan-
dard Time; the Florida, Department of Transportation (FDOT) will hold an Alternatives Public Meeting
concerning proposed improvements to State Road 30E from North of Test Site D3A to Coastline Drive.
The meeting will be held at the William J. Rish Park, Port St. Joe, Florida. This meeting will allow citizens
an opportunity to preview the proposed design, ask questions; and/or submit comments concerning the
project. Comment forms will be available. A presentation will begin at approximately 5:00 p.m. fol-
lowed by a public comment period that will begin at approximately 5:15 p.m.

The. meeting is being conducted to present the results of the coastal engineering analysis and the
feasible alternative solutions to continue to provide access to the peninsula. The roadway alternative
designs will be displayed at this meeting.

Anyone who would like additional information concerning the project or who requires special accom-
modations under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 may contact Howard Lovett, Project
Manager, at (850) 638-0250 ext. 523 or may submit the request in writing to him at FDOT, RO. Box
607, Chipley, Florida, 32428, at least seven (7) days prior to the public meeting. His e-mail address
is howard.lovett@dot.state.fl.us. Additional information can also be obtained by contacting the Florida
Department of Transportation's Public Information Director, Tommie Speights, at (888) 638-0250 or e-
mail Tommie.Speights@dot.state.fl.us \

The proposed roadway plan has been developed in accordance with the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the
Civil Rights Act of 1968. Under Title VI and Title VIII of the United States Civil Rights Acts, any persons)
or beneficiary who believes they have been subjected to discrimination becauseof race, color, religion,
sex, age, national origin, disability, or familial status may file a written complaint with the Florida De-
partment of Transportation's Equal Opportunity Office in Tallahassee or contact the District's Title VIl.Title
VIII Coordinator.

Central Office: Florida Department of Transportation, Equal Opportunity Office, 605 Suwannee Street,
Tallahassee, Florida 32399-0450. The telephone number is (850) 488-3145.

District 3: Florida Department of Transportation, District 3, Title VI/Title VIII Coordinator, Post Office
607, Chipley, Florida 32428. The telephone number-is (850) 638-0250 extension 520.
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The grant will be used to
help. fund STEPS: Support,
Training, and Education for
Personal Success, originally
initiated in 1999 by Aid to
Victims of Domestic Abuse as
a welfare diversion program.
STEPS will use the grant
to expand its services to
include credit counseling, tax
education, skill building, and
The grants and conference
are just two components of
The Allstate Foundation's
national and state Domestic
Violence Program, which
has provided more than $2
million in grants to national
and state domestic violence
organizations since 2005. In
alliance, with the National
Network to End Domestic
Violence (NNEDV) Fund and its
affiliated state coalitions, The
Allstate Foundation Domestic

Violence Program provides
knowledge and skills-
particularly those related
to financial security and
economic empowerment-to
support survivors of domestic
"Economic control is one
of the most effective ways an
abuser prevents a survivor
from walking away," said Sue
Else, President of NNEDV.
"This is why the Allstate
Foundation Domestic Violence
Program is so important-it
provides critical resources
and financial ,support to
create innovative programs
that directly help survivors
face the tough economic
challenges of beginning a new
life, free from violence.."
-Domestic violence
survivors often face
significant financial obstacles
stemming from their abuse.
Many survivors have" been

removed from the workforce
for years, prohibited from
pursuing higher education
and job training activities or
must repair credit damaged
by their abuser. Through
initiatives" like the Education
and Job Training Assistance
Fund, and a new financial
literacy curriculum that is
currently in development and
will launch in early 2007,
The Allstate Foundation
Domestic Violence Program
is filling a gap 'in domestic
violence funding and resource
In addition to Florida, the
new grants were awarded to
the following nine domestic
violence coalitions, to enhance i
already existing economic
empowerment programs or
build new ones throughout
their respective states:
Colorado, GCoalition ,
Against Domestic Violence
Connecticut Coalition
, Against Domestic Violence
Georgia Coalition '
Against Domestic Violence
Michigan Coalition
Against Domestic and Sexual
Violence ,
New York State'
Coalition Against Domestic
Texas Council on
Family Violence
Vermont Network ,
Against Domestic and Sexual,
Virginia Sexual and
Domestic Violence Action '
Washington State
Coalition Against Domestic '
To learn 'about the
economic empowerment
programs being implemented
in each of these states,
please contact Angela Cobb,
Program Manager for The
Allstate Foundation Domestic
Violence Program, at (847)

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December 21st edition. The cost of the ad is only $15.00 and will include your baby's photo,
name, city and birth date (sorry, no room for other information). We will accept ads until
December 15th at 5pm, so hurry, space is limited.
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Public Notices

Gulf County Board of County Commission Meeting Minutes

The Poi St. Joe Port Authority
will hol its regular monthly
meeting: on Monday, October
9, 200, at 5:00 p.m., E.D.T.,
at theDffice of Rish, Gibson,
Scholz & Groom, P.A., 116
Sailor'Cove Drive, Port St. Joe,
Florid; At this time there will
be a public hearing on the Draft
Port 1. Joe Port Master Plan,
2006. The public will be given
an opportunity to ask questions
and oer comments on the draft.
Following the meeting, the Plan
will 1 transmitted to the City of
Port t. Joe for Public Hearing
and -ibsequent agency review.
Copi; of the Plan will be avail-
ableit the Gulf County Public
Libr-y, 110 Library Drive, Port
St. oe, Florida; Wewahitchka
Putc Library, 314 North
Setnd Street, Wewahitchka,
Floda; Port St. Joe City Hall,
30:Cecil G. Costin, Sr., Blvd.,
Po St. Joe, Florida; offices
of he Gulf County Planning
Department, Room 301 of the
Riert M. Moore Administration
Bg., 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr.,
Bd., Port St. Joe, Florida; offic-
ePf the Port Authority Director,
51 Premier Drive, Port St. Joe,
Frida, as well as at the October
c2006, meeting. For addition-
E information, please contact
'mmy Pitts, Port Director at
50) 229-5240.
iblish October 5, 2006

BID #0506-32

the Gulf County Board of
County Commissioners will
receive bids from any person,
company, or corporation inter-
ested in purchasing the follow-
ing item:
A) 1 1987
Ford Truck Knuckle
Boom/Limb Truck (VIN
# 1FDWK74N2HVA14771)
The item may be viewed by con-
tacting the Gulf County Road
Departmerit at (850) 639-2238.
Please indicate on the enve-
that this is a SEALED BID and
include the BID NUMBER.
Bids must be submitted to
the Gulf County Clerk's Office
at 1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr.,
Blvd.,Room 148, Port St. Joe,
Florida, 32456, ,by 5:00 p.m.,
E.T., on friday, October ,20,
2006. Bids will be opened at
this same locationn on Monday,
October 23 2006 at 10:00 a.m.,
The Boardreserves the right to
reject any md all bids received.
Attest: Reecca L. Norris, Clerk
Publis: Oitober 5 & October 12
Ad #2006 113


CASE N): 06-348DR

JAMES I SMITH, Petitioner
an acon has been filed against
you ad that you are required
to seve a copy of your written
defees, if any, to it on James
w1 j--. Ahose address is P.O.
?:.. -*. White City, Florida
3240 on or before October 19,
2001 and file the original with
thelerk of this Court at 1000,
Cec Costin Sr. Blvd., Port St.
JoeFL 32456, before service
on ?etitioner or immediately
theater. If you fail to do so,
dealt may be entered against
yofor the relief demanded in
Copies of all court docu-
mits in this case, including
or-rs, are available at the Clerk
orie Circuit Court's office. You.
ny review these documents
1nn request.
I You must keep the Clerk
dthe Court's office notified of
gi current address. (You must
fb Notice of Current Address,
brida Supreme CourtApproved
Homily Law Form 12.915.)
ture papers in this lawsuit
ill be mailed to the address on
cord at the clerk's office.
WARNING: Rule 12.285,
orida Family Law Rules of
procedure, requires certain
automatic disclosure of docu-
ments and information. Failure
to comply can result in sanc-
tions, including dismissal or
striking of pleadings. /
jDated 9/7/06. '
Clerk of Circuit Court.
/s/Jasmine Hysmith,
Deputy Clerk.. .
Publish: September 14, 21, 28
& October 5, 2006

CASE NO. 05-343-CA
*I /
T -'fli'ul HEREB, Cr. LEi

of Mortga. Foreclosure date
September 05, 2006 and
entered ir4Case No. 05-343-
CA' of the-pircuit Court of the
FOURTEE H dJudicial Circuit
ih and for kULF County, Florida
wherein vLLS FARGO BANK,
TRUST 104-OPT2, is the
Plaintiff and THOMAS E.
are the defendants, I will sell
to the ghest and best bidder
for ca at LOBBY OF THE
at 11: AM, on the 12 clay
of Oct er, 2006, the following"
described property as set forth
in saic inal Judgement;
LOT 40 AND 41
UNI) l, SECTIONS -26 &
lA/A/ 181 Betty Rae
Drb, Wewahitchka, FL
y person claiming an
int st in the surplus from
the e, if any, other than the

pro rty owner as of the date
of ae Lis Pendens must file
a c within sixty (60) days
aft the sale.
se of this Court on September
7, 06'
ebecca L. Norris, Clerk
Clerk of the.Circuit Court
/s/ Jasmine Hysmith
Deputy Clrk

Publish: September 28 &
October 5, 2006

GIVEN that Simon G. or E.W.
Price the holder of the following
Tax Certificate, has filed said
certificate for a tax deed to be
issued thereon. The certificate
number and year of issuance,
the description of the property,
and the names in which it was
assessed are as follows:
Certificate No. 574
Application No. 2006-2
Year of Issuance: 2003
R.E. No. 05056-050R
Description of Property:
Lot 2, Block 48, Unit No.
3, of St. Joseph's Addition to
the City of Port St. Joe, Florida,
according to the official map on
file in the office of the Clerk of
Circuit Court of Gulf County,
Name in which assessed:
Mark Kilbourn & Melissa
K. Kilbourn All of said property
being in Gulf County, State of
Florida. Unless such certificate
shall be redeemed according
to law, the property described
r in such certificate will be sold
to the highest bidder in the
front Lobby of the Gulf County
Courthouse, 1000 Cecil G.
Costin, Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe,
Florida at 11:00 AM, E.D.T.,
Wednesday, the 25th day of
October, 2006. Dated this 21st
day of September, 2006.
BY: Donna L. Ray
Deputy Clerk
Ad #2006-110
Publish: September 28, October
5, 12, 19, 2006

that Simon G. or E.W. Price
the holder of the following Tax
Certificate, has filed said cer-
tificate for a tax deed to be
issued thereon. The certificate
number and year of issuance,
the description of the property,
and the names in which it was
assessed are as follows:
Certificate No. 119
Application No. 2006-1
Year of Issuance: 2003
R.E. No. 00953-061R
Description of Property:

The Northerly Portion of
Farm #90, Gulf County Farms
Unit Three. Commence at the
Northwest corner of 'Section
30, Township 5 South, Range
9 West, Gulf County, Florida.
Thence South 03 degrees 03
minutes 30 seconds East along
the West line of said Section
30 for 751.91 feetto the Point
of Beginning. Thence North
71 degrees 43 minutes 40 sec-
onds East for 360.41 feet to the
Westerly right of way line of a
60 foot street; thence South 18
degrees 16 minutes 20 seconds
East along said westerly right of
way line for 275.00 feet; thence
South 71 degrees 43 minutes
40 seconds West for 435.20 feet
to said West line of Section 30,
thence North 03 degrees 03 min-
utes 30 secondsWest along said
West line for 284.98 feet to the
Point of Beginning. Containing
2.5 acres more or less.
Name in which assessed:
Troy Bell Sr. All of said property
being in Gulf County, State of
Florida. Unless such certificate
shall be redeemed according
to law, the property described
in such certificate will be sold
to the highest bidder in the"
front Lobby of the Gulf County
Courthouse, 1000 Cecil G.
Costin, Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe,
Florida at 11:00 AM', E.D.T.,
Wednesday the 25th day of
October, 2006.Dated this 21st
day of September, 2006
BY: Donna L. Ray
Deputy Clerk
Ad #2006-111
Publish: September 28, October
5, 12, 19, 2006

CASE NO. 06-265-CA
Notice is hereby given that,
pursuant to a Final Summary
Judgement of Foreclosure
entered in .the 'above-styled
cause, in the Circuit Court of
Gulf County, Florida, I will sell
Sthe property situate in Gulf
County, Florida, described as:
615 Marvin Avenue
Port Saint. Joe, FL 32456 .
at public sale to the highest and
best bidder, for cash, At south
entrance of the courthouse,
1000 Cecil G. Costin BNlvd., Port
St. Joe, FL 32456 at 11:00 a.m.,
on October 12, 2006.
Any person claiming an
interest in the surplus from the
sale, if any, other than the prop-
erty owner as of the date of the
lis pendens, must file a claim
within 60 days after the sale.
Witness, my hand and seal
of this court on the 7th day of
September, 2006.
/s/ Jasmine Hysmith
Deputy Clerk
Publishl September 28 &
October 5, 2006 .


Notice is hereby given that
pursuant to a Final Judgement

of Foreclosure date September 5,
2006 and entered in Civil Case
No. 06-168CA of the Circuit
Court of the Fourteenth Judicial
Circuit of the State of Florida,
in and for Gulf County, wherein
CREDIT UNION, is Plaintiff and
Defendants, I will sell to the
highest bidder for cash at the
front door of the Gulf County
Courthouse in Port St. Joe,
Florida, at 11:00 A.M., ET on
the 12 day of October, 2006
the following described prop-
erty as set forth in said Final
Farm #71, Gulf County
Farms Unit Two. Commence
at the Northwest corner of
Section 30, Township 5
South, Range 9 West, Gulf
County, Florida. Thence
North 86 degrees 27'22"
East along the North line
of said Section 30 for
1290.49 feet; thence South
18 degrees 16'20" East for
977.47 feet to the Point
of Beginning. Thence con-
tinue South 18 degrees
16;20" East for 170.00
feet; thence South 71
degrees 43'40" West for
512.50 feet; thence North
18 degrees 16'20" West for
170.00 feet; thence North
71 degrees 43'40" East for
512.50 feet to the Point
of Beginning. Containing 2
acres, more or less.
Farm #72, Gulf County
Farms Unit Two. Commence
at the Northwest corner
of Section 30, Township
5 South, Range 9 West,
Gulf County, Florida.
Thence North 86 degrees
27'22" East along the North
line of said Section 30
for 1290.49 feet; thence
South 18 degrees 16'20"
East for 1147.47 feet to
the Point of Beginning.
Thence continue South
18 degrees 16'20" East for
170.00 feet; thence South
71 degrees 4340" West for
512.5 feet; thence North
18 degrees 16'20" West for
170.00 feet; thence North
71 degrees 43'40" East for
512.5 feet to the Point of
Beginning. Containing 2
acres, more or less.
Dated this 5th day of
September, 2006.
Rebecca Norris
Circuit Court Clerk
Deputy Clerk
Publish: September 28 &
October 5, 2006

IN RE: The Estate of
CASE NO.: 06-62 PR
The administration of the
Estate of M. D. YON, deceased,
File Number 06-62 PR is pend-
ing in the Circuit Court for
Gulf County, Florida, Probate
Division, the address of which is
1000 Cecil G. Costin'Blvd., Port
St. Joe, FL 32456. The names
and addresses of the personal
representative and that person-
,' .-" .'' .' attorney are

All creditors of the decedent
and other persons having claims
or demands against decedent's
estate on whom a copy of this
notice is served within three
months after the date of the first
publication of this notice must
file their claims with this Court
All other creditors of the
decedent and persons having
claims or demands against the
estate of the decedent must file
their claims with this Court
The date of the first publica-
tion of this Notice is September
28, 2006.
/s/S. Russell Scholz
116 Sailor's Cove Drive'
P.O. Box 39
PORT ST. JOE, FL 32457
FL BAR NO. 0224839

/s/Marietta Meuse
P.O. Box 241
Altamonte Springs, FL 32715
Publish September 28, and
October 5, 2006

Under Florida State law
"Self Service Storage Facility"
Act 83.801-83.809, Beach
Storage, located on Americus
Avenue; St. Joe Beach, FL, will
sell or otherwise dispose of the
contents of the following storage
units "on October 12, 2006. at
10:00 a.m.
Due to nonpayment of
rental and other fees, Beach
Storage is now the lien holder
of the contents, as described
in each unit's lease agreement.
Contents are described as, but
not limited to, household goods,
furniture, clothing, tools and
misc. items.
The unit contents may be
redeemed by the owner prior to
sale or disposal by cash pay-
ment in full of the total amount
due on the unit. Beach Storage
reserves the right to dispose of
the contents in any way neces-
sary and reserves the right to
cancel sale without notice and
to accept or not accept any
offers to purchase.
Unit number and Listed
#12 John Sauers
#13 Charles Short
#41 & #42 Victor Butler
Publish September *28, &
October 5, 2006

The Gulf County Enterprise
Zone Development Agency will
meet Thursday, October 19,
:2006, at 12:00 noon, E.D.T.

in Room 307 of the Robert M.
Moore Administration Building,
Gulf County Courthouse

The public is welcome to

Publish: October 5 & 12, 2006
Ad #2006-108

JULY 26, 2006

The Gulf County Board of
County Commissioners met
this date in special budget ses-
sion with the following members
present: Chairman Carmen L.
McLemore, Vice Chairman Bill
Williams, and Commissioners
Billy E. Traylor, Nathan Peters,
Jr., and Jerry W. Barnes.
Others present were: Coun-
ty Attorney Timothy McFarland,
Clerk Becky Norris, Clerk Fi-
nance Officer Carla Hand, Clerk
Executive Administrator Towan
Kopinsky, Chief Administra-
tor Don Butler, Administrator
Staff Assistant Lynn Stephens,
Interim Building Official Lee
Collinsworth, Emergency Man-
agement/9-1-1 Coordinator Ben
Guthrie, Emergency Manage-
ment Secretary Stephanie Rich-
ardson, G.I.S. Director Larry
Davis, Grant Writer Loretta Cos-
tin, Gulf County E.M.S. Director
Shane McGuffin, Planner David
Richardson, Veterans' Service
Officer James Kennedy, and
Sheriff's Office Captain Bobby
Chairman McLemore called
the meeting to order at 5:01
p.m., E.D.T.


Chairman McLemore dis-
cussed the first budget meeting
held on July 24th, stating that
he feels the Board made tremen-
dous progress. He stated that
the following departments have
amended their requests so they
will have the same budget as
2005-06 (some of the budgets
will have the cost shift of insur-
ance, but it is no change to ad
valorem taxes):
Road Department
Courthouse Maintenance
Public Works Department
Mosquito Control Depart-
Humane Society

Chairman McLemore stated
that these departments will
actually have a decrease of ap-
proximately 3% because the
union contract requires them
to pay salary increases to the
union employees.

SHERIFF (#31123/#F3121 -.

Sheriff Upchurch appeared
before the Board to discuss
that he has reviewed his bud-
get request, and is requesting
$121,295.00 in Law Enforce-
ment (which will be for salary
and retirement increases). He
stated that he will need an ad-
ditional $59,078.00 in Deten-
tion & Corrections (which will
also be for salary and retirement
increases). After further discus-.
sion, the following individuals
appeared before the Board to
discuss this budget:
Jo Heslin inquired as to
where to find this request in the
budget packet.,
Al Minzner inquired about
getting a list of the job descrip-
tions, salaries and benefits of
the Sheriffs employees. Sheriff
Upchurch stated that he can
provide him with this informa-
tion (it is in the large budget re-
quest packet).
Jim Lloyd. stated that he
has reviewed the Sheriffs bud-
get, and inquired about the
numbers of dispatchers needed.
Sheriff Upchurch stated that his
dispatchers have to dispatch
for 9-1-1, fire & rescue, and the
City Police Department, as well
as the Sheriff's Office. He stated
that the City pays a percentage.
i Jim McKenzie inquired
about the 60% call increase for
the Sheriffs Office. Sheriff Up-
church stated that the increased
calls are for County law enforce-
ment only, and does not include
the City Limits. Captain Plair
stated that many of the calls are
Tom Graney inquired
about the amount of funding
received from the City. Sheriff
Upchurch stated that he is cur-
rently in negotiations .with the
City regarding this matter.
After further discussion,
Chairman McLemiore passed
the Chair to Vice Chairman Wil-
liams and motioned to tentative-
ly approve 0% increases for Law
Enforcement and Detention &
Corrections (plus the cost shift
for insurance). The motion died
for lack of a second. Chairman
Williams returned the Chair
to Commissioner McLemore.
Commissioner Traylor motioned
to tentatively approve the Law
Enforcement Budget with an in-
crease of $121,295.00 over the
2005-06 budget and Detention
& Corrections with an increase
of $59,078.00 over the 2005-
06 budget (plus the cost shift
for insurance). Commissioner
Peters then motioned to tenta-
tively approve 50% of the above
increases over the 2005-06 bud-
get as requested by the Sheriff
($60,648.00 Law Enforcement
and $29,539.00 Detention &
Corrections, plusthe cost shift
of, insurance). Commissioner
Barnes seconded the motion,
and it passed 4 to 1, with Com-
missioner Traylor voting no.
(Total tentative budgets being
#31123 -$480,096.00 / #F3121
-'$2,652,638.00} .

2006-07 PROPOSED
Upon discussion by County
Attorney McFarland that the
Board needs to make motions
to tentatively adopt the depart-
mental budgets that were dis-
cussed at the beginning of the
meeting (that have been reduced
to 0% increases over the 2005-
06 budget).


Supervisor of Elections Grif-
fin appeared before the Board to
discuss the increase requested
in her budget, stating that the
new election processes that are
mandated, the need for poll dep-
uties at early voting sites, new
Wewahitchka site, etc. have cre-
Sated these increases. After dis-
.cussion, Clerk Norris stated that
if Supervisor Griffin goes back

to the 2005-06 budget plus the
cost shift for insurance, it will be

more than what she is request-
ing for 2006-07. Upon motion
by Commissioner Traylor, sec-
ond by Commissioner Peters,
and unanimous vote, the Board
tentatively adopted this budget
as proposed ($293,689.00).


Property Appraiser Colbert
appeared before the Board to
discuss that his proposed bud-
get includes a .33% increase,
plus the cost shift of insurance.
Upon motion by Commissioner
Traylor, second by Commis-
sioner Peters, and unanimous
vote, the Board tentatively ad-
opted this budget as proposed


Tax Collector Jenkins ap-
peared before the Board to dis-
cuss the increase requested
in her budget, stating that the
State of Florida will no longer
be providing forms for her de-
partment, the retirement rates
will be increasing, her E.D.P.
services have increased, and it
includes the cost shift for in-
surance. She also discussed
the fees that she returns to the
Board (October, 2005-June,
2006 $112,128.55). Com-
missioner Peters motioned to
tentatively adopt this budget as
proposed, and Commissioner
Traylor seconded the motion for
discussion. After discussion,
Commissioner Traylor with-
drew the second, and Commis-
sioner Peters withdrew his mo-
tion. Commissioner Peters then
motioned to tentatively adopt
this budget with an increase of
$16,219.00 over the 2005-06
budget, plus the cost shift of
insurance ($492,633.00). Com-
missioner Traylor seconded the
motion, and it passed unani-
Commissioner Williams
thanked the Constitutional Of-
ficers for attending this meeting
to explain their budget requests
to the public, and Chairman
McLemore thanked the Citizens
for Reduced Taxes Committee
for providing sandwiches to-
Commissioner Williams.
requested that Chief Adminis-
trator Butler keep a running
total of the increases/decreases
made as the progress through
this meeting.


Commissioner Traylor dis-
cussed this proposed budget,
stating that this is very impor-
tant to Gulf County, but so is
a reduction in taxes. He then
motioned to tentatively reduce
this budget by $20,000.00.
Commissioner Barnes seconded
the motion, and discussed the
need for affordable housing
and assistance for the elderly
in Gulf County. Commission-
er Peters discussed that the
S.H.I.P. funds should be used
for this purpose. C.D.C. Direc-
tor'Bolden appeared before the
Board to discuss that the funds
being requested for the Afford-
able Housing/Home Ownership
Center are totally separate from
the S.HI.P. Program funds. He
stated that these funds will be
used for a separate program
that will establish affordable
housing for individuals (teach-
ers, etc.) and will also provide
jobs. Commissioner Williams
discussed they need to address
the existing budgets before they
address the new ones. After
further discussion by Commis-
sioner Peters regarding, re-cov-
ered S.H.I.P. Funds and County
Attorney, fees for the S.H.I.P.
program, Commissioner Barnes
withdrew the second, and Com-
missioner Traylor withdrew his
motion. The Board then tabled
this budget until later in the
Eric Davidson appeared be-
fore the Board to discuss H., B.
1363 that was approved regard-
ing affordable housing, stating
that programs such as Gulf
County C.D.C. could 'assist the
County in achieving what they
will be mandated to do.

(#32422 ST. JOE FIRE

Chief Administrator Butler
discussed that the City iof Port
St. Joe has a $21,000.00 budget
for 2005-06, and they are re-
questing $73,660.00 for 2006-
07. Commissioner Peters mo-
tioned to tentatively fund 50%
of the requested increase, and
Commissioner Barnes seconded
the motion. Upon discussion,
Clerk Norris stated that the bud-
get Chief Administrator Butler
is discussing is Parks & Recre-
ation, not Fire Department. She,
stated that the budget request
for the Port St. Joe Fire Depart-
ment is $21,375.00, which is
a 0% increase. Commissioner
Barnes then withdrew the sec-
ond, and Commissioner Peters
withdrew his motion. Commis-
sioner Peters then motioned to
tentatively adopt this budget as
requested ($21,375.00). Com-
missioner Barnes seconded the
motion, and it passed" unani-


DEPARTMENT (#32922) /
(#32122) / HIGHLAND VIEW
MENT (#32322)

South Gulf County Fire
Department President Preston
Russ appeared before the Board
to discuss that their proposed
budget request includes funding
for a substation at Indian. Pass
and a new building at Cape San
Bias. He stated that they have
$240,000.00 that they want "to
carry forward from the 2005-06
budget. After discussion re-
garding reduced insurance rates
with a substation and costs of fi-
nancing the new building, Com-
missioner Williams stated that

the other departments in the St.
Joe Fire Control District have

agreed to allow the South Gulf
County Fire Department to have
the total increase generated with
the .5000 mill. Upon inquiry
by Chairman McLemore about
property for these substations,
County Attorney McFarland stat-
ed that he is negotiating a lease
with a property owner at Indian
Pass that will be at no charge to
the County, and Chief Adminis-
trator Butler stated that he be-
lieves D.E.P. is going to allocate
some land at Rish Park for a fire
station. Commissioner Barnes
then motioned to allow South
Gulf County Fire Department
to carry forward $240,000.00
from their 2005-06 budget to
their 2006-07 budget, to tenta-
tively increase their proposed
2006-07 budget by $31,857.00,
and to tentatively reduce the
proposed 2006-07 budgets of
Beaches Fire Department, High-
land View Fire Department and
White City Fire Department by
$10,619.00 each. Commis-
sioner Williams seconded the
motion, and it passed unani-
mously. {Total tentative budgets
being #32922 $821,257.00
/ #32122 $265,869.00 /
#32222 $243,916.00 / #32322
- $243,944.00}

DEPARTMENT (#31822 -

Upon motion by Commis-
sipner Traylor, second by Com-
missioner Peters, and unani-,
mous vote, the Board tentatively
adopted this budget in the same
amount as the 2005-06 budget
($12,250.00). Upon inquiry
by Chief Administrator Butler,
Clerk Norris stated that this
would be a decrease of ad va-
loreni tax dollars.


Overstreet Fire Department
Chief Johnny Mize appeared
before the Board to discuss
their budget request, and their
need for a new building (the Fire
Control District does not gener-
ate enough funds to pay for a
building). He stated that they
had requested $218,817.00 for
the new building, and he would -
like to reduce that request to
'$100,000.00 (anything needed
beyond that they would finance).
After discussion regarding ex-
pansion of the district boundar-
ies and the impact fees, Com-
missioner Traylor motioned to
tentatively adopt the Overstreet
Fire Control District Fund bud-
get as proposed ($39,083.00),
and table the tentative budget
for the building (in the General
Fund) until later in the meet-
ing. Commissioner Peters sec-'
onded the motion, and it passed


Upon discussion by Chair-
man McLemore, Commissioner
Williams motioned that, effective
October 1, 2006, the Board not
expand funds from Reserves:
Cash to be Carried Forward un-
less the County is under a de-
clared Local State of Emergency
and it must be by Super Majority
vote of the Board. Commission-
er Peters seconded the motion,
and it passed unanimously.


Howard Creek Fire Depart-
ment Chief Billy Moore.appeared
before the Board to discuss their
budget request, and their need
for new equipment (the Fire
Control District does not gen-
erate enough funds to pay for
radios, bunker gear and "jaws-
of-life".' Commissioner Traylor
discussed that these small fire
departments do not generate
the funds that the St. Joe Fire
Control District Fund generates.
After discussion by Gulf County
E.S.U. Director Plair about other
types of equipment that can be
purchased in lieu of the "jaws-
of-life", Commissioner Traylor
motioried to tentatively budget
$9,045.00 in the General Fund
for equipment. Commissioner
Williams seconded the motion,
and it passed unanimously..
Upon motion by Commissioner
Williams, second by Commis-
sioner Peters, and unanimous
vote, the Board tentatively ad-
opted the Howard Creek Fire
Control District Fund budget as
proposed ($15,065.00).


Upon motion by Commis-
sioner Williams, second by
Commissioner Barnes, and
unanimous vote, the Board ten-
tatively adopted this budget in
the amount of $7,500.00.


SUpon motion by Com-
missioner Williams, second,
by Commissioner Peters, and
unanimous vote, the Board ten-
tatively adopted this budget in
the amount of $1,561,585.00.

DEPARTMENT (#42834 -

Upon motion by Com-
missioner Peters, second by
Commissioner Barnes, and
unanimous vote, the Board ten-
tatively adopted this budget in
the amount of $1,870,135.00.

COURTHOUSE (#26019 -

Upon motion by Com-
missioner Traylor, second by
Commissioner Williams, and
unanimous vote, the Board ten-
tatively adopted this budget in
the amount of $739,542.00.


unanimous vote, the Board ten-
tatively adopted this budget in
the amount of $414,276.00.


Upon motion by Commis-
sioner Williams, second by
Commissioner Barnes, and
unanimous vote, the Board ten-
tatively adopted this budget in
the amount of $550,238.00.
The meeting did then recess
at 7:07 p.m., E.D.T.
The meeting reconvened at
7:21 p.m., E.D.T.


Chairman McLemore dis-
cussed that the Board is at-
tempting to set a tentative bud-
get tonight, but there will still be
2 public hearings in September
at which time the Board could
still reduce the budget. He re-
quested that is someone from
the public would like to sug-
gest a reduction in a budget, he
would ask that they justify their
reason for the reduction.


Joy Johnson, of the Gulf
County Health Department, ap-
peared to discuss their proposed
budget request, stating the in-
crease is for 3 additional posi-
tions that are required by Flor-
ida Statute 154 (1 Registered
Nurse, 1 Environmental Special-
ist and 1 Clerk), and additional
services that are being provided
due to lack of a hospital in Gulf
County. Upon inquiry by Com-
missioner Williams, Mrs. John-
son stated that the $100,000.00
equipment line item is funded
by a donation that was given by
Mrs. Ward (it has not been spent
yet because they need more
funding than this to purchase
the x-ray equipment). After
discussion regarding expanded
hours and funding for a doctor
for the Wewahitchka Health De-
partment, Commissioner Wil-
liams motioned to tentatively
adopt this budget in the amount
of $254,982.00. Commissioner
Traylor seconded the motion for
discussion and, after further
discussion regarding funding
from Sacred Heart, the motion
passed unanimously.


Upon motion by 'Com-
missioner Peters, second by
Commissioner Barnes, and
unanimous vote, the Board ten-
tatively adopted this budget in
the amount of $12,750.00.


Upon motion by Com-
missioner Williams, second
by Commissioner Peters, and
unanimous vote, the Board ten-
tatively adopted this budget in
the amount of $10,512.00.


CLINIC (#34100)

Upon motion by Commis-
sioner Peters, second by Com-
missioner Traylor, and unani-
mous vote, the Board tentatively
adopted this budget as proposed


Upon motion' by Commis-
sioner Traylor, second by Com-
missioner Peters, .and unani-
mous County Association for
Retarded Citizens budget as
proposed ($10,607.00).


Upon motion by Commis-
sioner Traylor, second by Com-
missioner Barnes, and unani-
mous vote, the Board tentatively
adopted this budget as proposed

CITIZENS (#34500)

Commissioner Williams
motioned to tentatively adopt
this budget in the amount
of $60,000.00. Chairman
McLemore passed the Chair to
Vice Chairman Williams, arid
.seconded the' motion. The mo-
tion failed 3 to 2, with Chairman
Williams and Commissioner
McLemorevotingyes. Chairman
Williams returned the Chair to'
Commissioner McLemore. Com-
missioner Peters then motioned
to tentatively adopt this budget*
in the amount of $65,000.00,
and Commissioner Williams sec-
onded the motion. The follow-
ing individuals then appeared.
before the Board to discuss this
Barbara Radcliff discussed
that the Senior Center charges
the citizens for the lunches that
they provide, so this should help
offset their costs.
Helen Carroll discussed
that she has visited the Senior
Center anld they have, a huge
employee turnover there, 'and
the senior activities program
could use some improvement.
She stated that the funds are
not going to the seniors, it is go-
ing to an agency.
The motion then failed 3 to
2, with Commissioners Peters
and Traylor voting yes. Commis-
sioner Williams then motioned
to tentatively adopt this budget
in the amount of $60,000.00.
Commissioner Barnes seconded
the motion, and it passed unan-

Upon motion by Commis-
sioner Williams, second by Com-
missioner Barnes, and unani-
mous vote, the Board tentatively
adopted this budget as proposed
($5,000.00 Bay County Coun-
cil on Aging Grant Match).

Upon motion by Com- NON-SPONSORED
missioner Traylor, second by TRANSPORTATION
Commissioner Peters, and DISADVANTAGED (#34901)

Upon motion by Com-
missioner Williams, second
by Commissioner Peters, and
unanimous vote, the Board ten-
tatively adopted this budget in
the amount of $28,000.00 (Gulf
County Transportation).,

PROGRAM (#55151 -

Upon motion by Commis-
sioner Peters, second by Com-
missioner Williams, and unani-
mous vote, the Board tentatively
adopted this budget as proposed
($1,648.00 Dues).

LIBRARIES (#62271 -

Upon motion by Commis-
sioner Williams, second by
Commissioner Traylor, and
unanimous vote, the Board
tentatively adopted this budget
in the amount of $127,680.00
(#34100 Local). Upon motion
by Commissioner Peters, second
by Commissioner Williams, and
unanimous vote, the Board ten-
tatively adopted the State .Grant
line item as proposed (#34200


Upon discussion by Ad-
ministrator Staff Assistant Ste-
phens, Commissioner Peters
motioned to tentatively adopt
this budget in the amount of
$113,390.00. Commissioner
Traylor seconded the motion,
and it passed unanimously.


Upon motion by Commis-
sioner Peters, second by Com-
missioner Traylor, and unani-
mous vote, the Board tentatively
adopted this budget as proposed


Upon motion by -Commis-
sioner Traylor, second by Com-
missioner Barnes, and unani-
mous vote, the Board tentatively
adopted this budget as proposed

D.R.I./E.A.R. FUND (#27715)

Upon motion by Commis-
sioner Traylor, second by Com-
missioner Williams, and unani-
mous vote, the Board agreed
to carry forward $39,000.00
from the 2005-06 budget and to
tentatively increase this budget
in the amount of $39,000.00


Upon motion by Commis-"
sioner Peters, second by Com-
. missioner Traylor, and unani-
mous vote, the Board tentatively
adopted this budget as proposed

D.R.I. /E.A.R.. FUND

Upon motion by Commis-
sioner Traylor, second by Com-
missioner Williams, and unani-
mous vote, the Board tentatively
adopted these line items as pro-
posed (#27172 $529,390.00/
#27725 $100,000.00 / #27729

Upon motion by Commis-
sioner Barnes, second by Com-
missioner Traylor, and unani-
pous vote, the Board tentatively
adopted this budget as proposed


Upon motion by Commis-
sioner Peters, second by Com-
missioner Barnes, and unani-
mous vote, the Board tentatively'
adopted this budget as proposed


After discussion by Clerk
Norris that these funds were
budgeted to be used during di-
sasters (it is restricted and the
expenses/reimbursements gen-
erated during disasters would
go through this fund instead
of individual department bud-
gets). Commissioner Traylor
motioned to tentatively approve
this budget in the amount of
$500,000.00. Commissioner
Williams, seconded the motion,
and it passed unanimously.
Chairman McLemore also dis-
cussed the newly adopted policy
regarding Cash to be Carried


Upon motion by Commis-
signer Traylor, second by Com-
missioner Barnes, and unani-
mous vote, the Board tentatively
adopted this budget as proposed


Chief Administrator Butler
discussed' his budget request
and the reasons for the increase
(cost shift ofinsurance, addition-
al employee, etc.). Upon motion
by Commissioner Williams, sec-
ond by Commissioner Traylor,
and unanimous vote, the Board
tentatively adopted this budget
as proposed ($244,508.00).

ESMOURCR (#22513 -


Commissioner Williams mo-
tioned to tentatively adopt this
budget at a 0% increase over the
2005-06 budget, plus the cost
shift for insurance ($86,068.00),
and Commissioner Peters sec-
onded the motion. After dis-
cussion by Chief Administra-
tor Butler, the motion passed.

To Be continued ...

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Cell (850) 814-0166
Home (850) 648-5397

Home Repair Minor Renovations
Vinyl Siding & Gutters
Doors Windows Screen Porches
Deck Maintenance Handyman Services
*Plumbing Repair
All But 6, LLC Licensed/Insured
Charlie Poliski
850-545-1126 or 697-2668

SKilg ore's

Driveways, Patios, Pool Decks,
Retaining Walls, Stonework &
Granite Countertops
Office: (850) 229-1980
Fax: (850) 229-1981
Free Estimates

quality and customer
tisfaction meet!
ghway 98 Port St. Joe


*-Licensed and Insured *

Residential, New or Existing Homes,
Small Commercial, Epoxy Floors, Metal Buildings

"Big jobs or small jobs."
"Let us bring your home to life."
OWNER: Paul Rushing
Mobile: 850-227-5910
Office: 850-827-1888
Lots of References


A Financial Service Institution
Residential* Vacant LandS Commercial 4pp, isal


Real Estate Appraiser & Broker
Master Degree Business Adminidsrauion
State Certified General Appraiser
Broker License#BK532115
Including Consulting Assignments Market Analysis
Feasibility Studies.* Finances Investments
Eminent Domain Estates Tax Purposes

Fax 850-639-9756
-Serving Gulf, Franklin, Bay, Calhoun, d ba
Liberty, & Jackson Counties Specialty
Assignments State Wide

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Major Appliance,
Parts, Repair, Sales
232 Reid Ave
Port St. Joe, FL 32456
cell 850-527-8086

Carpet Country
Highway 98* Highland View Port St. Joe 850-227-7241 Fax 229-9405

Do-It-Yourself Professional Carpet Cleaning with

Great for Cleaning All Carpet, Upholstery, and
Auto and Recreational Vehicle Interiors

TLC Lawn Service
1 "Every yard needs a little TLC"

We npw accept all major credit cards
Free estimates Established 1991
Weed Round Up Sprinkler Systems
Trimming, Fertilizing Installed & Repaired,
Licensed and Insured

24 Hour Water Extraction IICRC
Certified Technicians Mold and
Mildew Remediation Free Estimates
* Stain Protection Available

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Rod & Reel Repair
Bluewater Outriggers
Port City Shopping Center



Installation Removal Repairs

Dennis Sittig

Don Dupree
1806 Garrison Ave.
Port St. Joe, Florida

Cellular IE

Custom Metal Roofs

(850) 527-5144 phone

"ProfessionalCustom Meal Roofs, Reroofs and Shingles"

Lawn Er Lanfdcaping LLC
"When Quality Counts"
Landscape Design & Installation
Full Lawn Maintenance
Irrigation Installation & Repair
Commercial & Residential
Tractor Work, Rock Driveways, Water Features,
Sod & Palm Trees
Office: (850) 647-2522

716 First Steert Port St. Joe T ,


Hazardous Tree Removal
*Tree Trimming Stump Grinding

St. Joe, Florida
% 850-762-2030 or 850-272-4197
Affordable. Honielown Quality!

Landscaping the yard of your
Irrigation design & installation
Specializing in brick paver
driveways &
pool decks

Bayscapes Contractors,
All work done in house,
n no subcontractors

Hardwood Flooring
Decorative Flooring 850-229-7720 offers professional
services for anyone who wants their floor completed
properly and with pride.
Exotic and Domestic wood Flooring
Inlays- Borders and Medallions
Installation Sanding and Refinishing Repair Custom
National Award winner for best floor in Nation
Largest showroom in the State of Florida
Licensed Insured References
Unmatched Quality and Value tor your money


* Residential Custom Wood
* Commercial *Industrial
A & R Fence
AlrFle /,mar Ce FtEL / Wt,
EINs 593115646 (850) 647-4047

DJ Fence & ETC
You Name It
I'll Fix It
850-624-4182 cell
"Let the Beauty of our God be
upon us & establish the work
of our hands"

Repair all major brnds
Home #647-513
Work # 227-511

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Isn't it lime for an oil clige?
We Conie To You!
Call 850-227-168
Ask for Julian

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Termite & Pest
STermilte Treamlents, Restauian!
* !,roiel, F tea Ctnit ol.t C ndom iiut is \
* H s 1a Pstl C tnti olre' tul e attm nt
* Real Estait (WM O) Repo tsn slecmlo SIes *
Specializing in Vcatcoion Renol Propedies

"Serving the Entire Area"
Free Estimates-
Do-.t.Yourself Pest Control Products


CaU Randy or DuaneCook

S LiceneR2828

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CRC Cerl,. 1
aning Sp- i:,I,



9 Sceen*oom *C- ot

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Reasonable Prices
Free Estimates

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135 Hwy 98



Established 7937 Serving Gulf county and surrounding areas for 63 years

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2100 Pets
2110 Pets: Free to
Good Home
2120 Pet Supplies
2130 Farm Animals/
2140 Pets/Livestock

Dogs & Cats
For Sale?

There are specific Flori-
da Statutes applicable
to the sale of dogs and
cats within the state or
transportated into the
state for the purpose of
Please research Flori-
da Statute .828.29 (Dogs
and cats transported or
offered for sale; health
requirements; consumer
guarantee) before
you offer for sale a cat
or dog.

3100 Antiques
3110 Appliances
3120 Arts & Crafts
3130 Auctions
3140 Baby Items
3150 -I Building Supplies
3160 Business.
3170 Collectibles
3-180 Computers
3-190 Electronics.
3200 Firewood
3210 Free Pass it On
,3220 Furniture
3230 Garage/Yard Sales
3240 Guns
3250 Good Things to Eat
3260 Health & Fitness
3270 Jewelry/Clothing '
3280 Machinery/
3290 Medical Equipment
3300 Miscellaneous
3310 Musical Instruments
3320 Plants & Shrubs/
3330 Restaurant/Hotel
3340 Sporting Goods
3350 Tickets (Buy & Sell)

Oct Schedule
Fri Nites Obt 6 & 20
S. 7 pm Eastern
Wade Clark
314 Reid Ave Pt St. Joe
850-229-9282 .
AB1239, AU1737
10% Buyer's prem

| 3210

Free Manure Compost
available for pickup at 775
Cape San Bias Rd. You
load and haul. Call
227-2584 for directions, if

Finders Keepers
Thrift Store
Wewa, 149 Hwy 71 N,
across from Lake Alice
Park 639-5436 Antiques,
Thrift & Consignments, Gift
Certificates for every occa-
sion. T-S 10:00-6:00 EST,
Sun. 1:00-5:00 EST

Garage Sale
139 Wescott Cir.
Sat Oct 7th, 8am-2pm
treadmill, baby toys, com-
puter printer, & hh items.

Garage Sale! SAT. 7-11
103 Periwinkle Dr., Gulf
Aire. Kids toys, household

KK: Apalachicola Com-
munity Wide Yard Sale Sat
October 7th 8:00 am Resi-
dents, merchants, & resi-
dents combine for a huge.
sale of furniture, vintage \&
antique treasures,- books,
overstock merchandise,

KK: Calhoun ,County,
11636 S.E. Chipola Park
Rd. Sat Oct 7th, 8am CT,
Covenant House, Hwy 71,
6 miles N of Wewa.
Gigantic Sale
furniture, household items,
crafts, small appliances,
building materials,: Jacuzzi
tub, & much more. Come
find a treasure in our yard

Port St. Joe, 103 Yauton
St. SAT. Oct 7th,- am-12N
Household items, furniture,
refrigerator freezer, & other
misc items,

Second Annual Rum-
mage Sale, St -Joseph
Caltholic Church, Monu-
ment Ave in PSJ. Fri 13th
8a-3p & Sat 14th 8a-2p.
Furniture, sports equip-
ment, clothes, bric-a-brac

SUsed Dish Network
Sa3ei le i ,:-..e -
: (rI .]ne .'s
Have model number ready
1 (866) 642-5181

Older washer and dryer,
works well, asking .$25
each. Queen sized sleeper-
sofa, $75. Call


General Contractor De-
Comin.es, Land escv. &
: clean up Ext/Int. paint.
Til. & more. 15 yrs. exp.
.- lpn 8.0-227-4327 .

Beautiful Beaches! South
B-padre Island Beach Resort
From $59 per night.
w'vv. v e-rjoyspli.com
1.866 4LACOPA. Free
' Breakfast. ; Free Happy
Hour. La Quinta Beach Re-
_sot. La 'Copa Inn Beach

850- 785-0016

Attend College' Online
from Home. *Medical,
*Business, *Parategal,
*Computers, *Criminal
Justice. Job placement as-
sistance. Computer pro-
vided. Financial Aid if qual-
ified. Call 866-858-2121.
www Onl.neTidewaierTecih

Deer Corn-cleaned 501b
bags. $4.50/bag. Free de-
livery on Irg quantities. Call
Wade 334-726-0876

4100 Help Wanted
4110 Restaurants/Clubs
4120 Sales/Telemarketing
4130 Employment


England Transport .
S now offers
On-the-job CDL Training
No credit check
No co-signers
No down payment


Driver Trainees
Werner needs entry level
semi drivers. No exp. re-
quired. Avg $36K 1st yr!
60% home nightly/weekly.
CDL training in your area.


Drivers Needed
for Rinker Materials Ready-
Mix Division. Drivers must
have Class A or B CDL Lic.
Best benefit package, paid
holidays, paid overtime.
Apply: 1901 B. E. 15th St.
PC or call 872-3510.


Superior Bank, a $1.8 bil-
lion community bank has
an opening at our Port St
Joe branch for a teller. A
high school 'diploma or
equivalent is required. Pre-
vious teller or cash han-
dling exp is preferred. Pro-
fessional demrenor and
previous customer. service
experience a must. We of-
fer competitive salary and
benefits. Please fax re-
sume to 850-227-7552 or
e-mail resume to ied.tavlor
'. u p ,r io ra ri. cornm


St. Joseph Care
Long-term care facility is
seeking professional, in-
dividuals who have
compassion for the eld-
erly and enjoy working
to fill the following posi-

*Flo6r Technicians
*Dietary Copk
iCenilied Jur.ngo Assts

Benefits Include:
Medical/ Dental/ Vision
Insurance/ Short Term/
Long Term Disability/
Corppany Paid Life
Insurance/ Paid Time
Off/. 401 K Retirement
Plan/ Uniform Allow-
ance/ Referral Bonus/
Tuition Reimbursement/
Shift Differential.

Please Contact:
Carrie Harrison
.HR Director
220 9th Street
Port St. Joe, FL 32456
(850) 229-8?44 Ext 105
(850) 229-7129 Fax

15 Unit Condominium on
Cape San Bias needs
Maintenance person to
mow, inspect, clean pool
and do general mainte-
nance. License/Insurance
required. Send resume to:
PO Box 443, Port St Joe,
FL 32457. After resume re-
viewed, will call to arrange
property view and com-
pensation requirements.

HomeCare, Inc.
A & A has an immediate
opening for a FT RN. Ben-
efits available. Great work
environment. Great hours.
A & A is a DFWP and EOP
Apply in person at: 211 N
Hwy 71 in Wewahitchka or
Fax resume to: 639-3337:

Geri-Care Assisted Living
& Beacon Villa retirement
Center in Mexico Beach
Has the following job
openings, Hiring immedi-
ately. (1.) Full time resident
care sitter, night shift. (2.)
Part Time resident care sit-
ter, 20 hours per week,
night shift. (3.) Part Time
resident care sitter, 30+
hours per week, night shift.
Ideal position for someone
retired or for anyone that
desires meaningful work.'
We will train the right peo-
ple. Specialized training
and degrees not req. If in-
terested please call Kim
McFarlend, Administrator,
at 647-4000., We are an

Therapist Needed
The Port Inn/Thirsty Goat
is now accepting applica-
tions for" a part time bar-
tender. The ideal candi-
date will have a thorough
knowledge of liquors,
beers, wines, and mixolo-
gy techniques, but we are
willing to train the right
person. If you have an eye
for detail, the highest de-
sire to deliver superior
service, and can play well
with others, 'we would love
to hear from you! The shift
is normally 4:30-10:30am
Thursday-Saturday. Apply
in person at the address
below. EOE/ DFWR
501 Monument Ave.
Port St. Joe, FL 32456


Hands-on manager for
Freedom Printing, a
sheet-fed shop in Por-
iles. NM: Previous
sheet-fed experience
welcome. Oversee all
aspects of shop. Apply
with cover letter and- re-
sume to:
Real Estate

Do not miss out on this ex-
citing' opportunity to work
for one of Florida's best
erpl:yers! WindMark
Beacn Sales Center in Port
Si joe rias an immediate
opening for a Closing Co-
ordinator. Individual
should' have previous real
estate closing- and title
work experience or mort-
gage experience. Attention
to detail and the ability, to
handle multiple tasks in a
fast-paced environment re-
quired. We offer great pay
and an excellent benefits
package Please submit
Resume via fax to
229-7952, email to
r e b e c -
ca.standiqe(J)oe.com Por
visit ca'reers.joe.com to
submit an online applica-
tion & resume. Equal Op-
porluniry Employer *Pre '-
Empl:.yrnen Drug' Screen-
ing Required.

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For Classified
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All ads placed by phone are read back to the adver-
tiser to insure correctness. The newspaper will as-
sume correctness at the time of the read-back proce-
dure unless otherwise informed.


your ad

Advertisers are requested to check the advertise-
ment on the first Insertion for correctness. Errors
should be reported immediately.

The News Herald will not be responsible for more
than one. incorrect insertion, .nor will it be liable for
any error in advertisements to a greater extent than
the cost of the space occupied by the error.

Any copy. change, during ordered schedule consti-
tutes a new ad and new charges.

The News Herald DOES NOT guarantee position of
ANY ad under any classification.


HVAC Mechanics
& Helpers


Top Pay, Excellent Bene-
fits, Vacation/Holiday Pay,
Keith Lawson Company
Steven Stamps
(850) 251-5925
Minority Applicants
encourage to apply

Youngquist Brothers, Inc.
Excellent Job Opportunity
in South Florida! Positions
Available: *Drillers
*Derricks *Floor Hands -
Excellent benefits package
available after 90 days.
Fax resume 239-489-4545
or contact Cliff at 239-
489-4444. MUST PASS-
Drug Free Workplace

Cook with experience
Wanted for full time posi-
tion. Apply in person at
237 N. Hwy. 71 in Wewa,
or call 850-639-5588


Ads in this classifica-
tion may or may not re-
quire an investment or
may be mrnulti-level mar-
keting opportunities. W6
do not recommend giv-
ing credit.card or bank
account information out
over the phone. Always
research the company
you plan to do business
with BEFORE investing.

Earn $12-$48/hour. Full
benefits. Paid training. Var-
ious Government Positions
Available. Homeland Secu-
rity, Law Enforcement,
Wildlife and more.
Call 7 days
1-800-320-9353, Ext 2139


Road Rules
If you are a fan of Road
,Rules, stop watching and
create your own adven-,
ture. Travel entire US. in-
cluding NY, FL, LA. 2
,eev'.= paid irain.ng wviin
.ompanrv cor, sis an, t,:o-
-luses Trarspon.aiorn lur-
nished and return trip
guaranteed. _
If 18+, DON'T DELAY.
Ask for Tish

Now Hiring for 2006 Post-
al Jobs $1.8/hour. starting,
Avg. Pay $57K/ year Fed-
eral benefits, Paid Training,
and Vacations. No Experi-
ence NEcOej! 1-800-
584-1775 Ref #P5101

is 'I\

5100 Business
5110 Money to Lend

.5 100 |

Ads in this classifica-
tion may or may not ,re-
quire .n investment or
may be multi-level mar-
keting opportunities. We
do not recommend giv-
ing credit card or bank
account information out
over the phone. Always
research the company
you plan to do business
with BEFORE investing. "

6100 Business/
6110 -Apartments
6120- Beach Rentals
6130 Condo/Townhouse
6140 House Rentals
6150 Roommate Wanted
6160 Rooms for Rent
6170 Mobile Home/Lot
6180 Out-of-Town Rentals
6190 Timeshare Rentals
6200 Vacation Rentals


Commercial Building for
rent- 1500sf, $1500/mo.
324 Long Ave., PSJ, 850-

unit 1250 SF/ office bath-
room 12x12 roll up door,
located at the corner of
Pondarosa Pines & Ruth-
erford in Jones Home-
stead. $650 a month in-
cludes util. 1 year lease
+1 mo. rent dep. 647-2715
after 6pm.

Downtown Port St Joe
Newly Renovated office,
2500+sf, $1800mo, 850-

Two Private 2nd floor of-
fices with shared reception
and kitchen. One 1st floor
private office. Beautiful"
view overlooking St. Joe
Bay at Simmons Bayou.
$350 mo per office. Utilities
included. First, last month
rent plus $150 deposit per
unit required. Call 850-
229-7799, M-F, 9-4pm.


Day: 227-7200
Night: 647-3882
St. Joe Beach.


In Port St. Joe



Mini Storage


Climate and
Control Storage
Boat/RV storage &
office space

1 br, 1 ba 1508%Y2 Long,
Ave. in Port St. .Joe. No
pets. $475/mo.+ 1st and
last + -dep. Call
850-229-6825 available
October 1st.

I 6-130
2 'br, i2 ba, Mexico Beach
gulffront, new, small pool,
furnished, Elevator, 1 yr
lease $1295.,.'m. Call

Mexico Beach area, Sev-
eral Condos/Townhouses,
furnished & unfurn, Start-
ing at $750mo. Sundance
Realty 850-648-870.0

Snow Bird Rental
TH @ Villages of PSJ..
Decorator furnished, and
will rent as a 2 or 3 bdrm.
Avail Nov 2006 -March
2007. Call 229-324-3109 or

South Padre Island TX. 2
Br. CONDOS furnished,
near beach. .$50 day.
Mention this adv. and re-
ceive $10 Gift Certificate.
956-761-5281, lesliebarton

2 br, 2 ba House, on
Americas, in St. Joe Beach
Carport, fenced backyard,
pet possibility depend on
pet. Call 832-5894.

3 br, 3 ba, Mexico Beach
Gulfview on Hwy 98, spa-
cious, for a family or
roommate to share. 1 yr
lease. $1595/mo. Call

4 br, 2 ba on secluded ac-
res Just off Hwy C-30 near
Indian Pass. Detatched
hottub, room overlooking
stocked fishpond. Great
privacy $1100mo 500dep
Avail Oct 1st. Call
850-653-7291 or


Available Nov. 1st. 2or 3
br, 2 ba, office, FP304 6th
St. Pt. St. Joe. $1000/mo.
1 mo. dep. No smok-
ing/pets. 850-227-4358
Cape San Bias : Board-
walk Sub. 3 br, 2 ba, pool,
hot tub, fully furn. $1500
mo. Call 850-229-8593

Dalkeith, outside Port St
Joe, 3 br 2 ba with 2 car
attached garage, 3 acres,
pole barn for heavy equip
storage, 239-481-0512

Gorgeous Bay Sunset
view on CR-30, 2 bed-
rooms, 2 V baths, wood
floors, custom cabinets,
fully furnished, screened
porch and open deck. 6-9
month lease, $1150 rno.,
first, & last month rent,
$550 security deposit on
'signing. No pets. Call
850-229-7799, M-F, 9-4pm.
Gulf Aire 3 br, 2 ba no
'smoking/pets, approx.
1700sf, garage, 1000ft
from 'the beach.
$1100/month with lease +
dep. Call 850-866-0071
Gulfaire: 1 br, 1 ba TH, +
loft, all appliances including
washer/dryer. Pool & ten-
nis courts. $700mo/+ dep.

Mexico Beach 3 br, 1.5 ba
house w/ spectacular
beach view on Hwy 98. Big
screened porch, .remod-
eled kitchen w/ dishwash-
er. Central H/A, wash-
er/dryer, & big work-
shop-shed w/ elec. Mostly
furn. $995mo, 1st & last
mo rent + $350 sec dep
on signing, 6 or 12-mo.
lease. Small pet ok. Avail
Oct. 26. 850-229-1305

Mexico Beach 3 br, 2 ba
house .on quiet street
across from boat canal.
Just five houses from
beach. Clean and updat-
ed. CH&A, screen porch,
covered carport, dish-
washer, W/D, fully furnish-
ed: Avail Oct 1, with 3 or
6-mo lease. Perfect for mil-
itary or business tempo-
rary living. $1,285 mo..in-
cludes all utilities, cable
and wi-fi internet. Small
pet ok. 850-229-1305
Mexico Beach very nice 3
br, 2 ba. 313 Hatley Dr'
Close to beach, $900 mo +
$900 dep.. Call
Mexico Beach Several
homes for rent, turr,,sherd
& unfurnished, $l200mo.
Call Sundance Realty
Overstreet, Beautiful 4 br,
2 ba Home, 1824sf, on 1
acre, $1250 mo.+dep. Call
(310) 755-8118 Iv msg.
Port St Joe, 2 br 1 ba, fur-
nished house, extra clean
& neat, $800mo, $400dep,
850-722-5364 .

Port St. Joe Beach 4 br,
2 be newly renovated. Un-
furn'd, 1 -block off beach.
$1200/mo. 850-544-2218

RENTALS Available. Call
RENTALS, @ Mexico
Beach 850-648-1012.
St. Joe Beach 3 br, 1 ba,
fenced yard, dogs ok.
Walk to beach $900mo +
lat & last. 850-234-3426
850 -81.9-2660 or 231-3456

Downtown Port St Joe at
the Pelican Roost, weekly
or monthly. Call for more
information 850-227-5341

Queen Guest Room for
rent with private bath &
limited kitchen privileges,
within walking distance of
PSJ schools. Prefer' non-
smoking/drinking, profes-
'sional female, 90 day
lease, $350 mo., $200 dep
+ 1/3 utilities. Refs req'd.

S 6170
3 br, 2 ba 223 Narvaez St.
St. Joe Beach. No pets.
$700/mo. + 1st, last and
dep. Call 850-229-6825
3 br, 2 ba, located on
County Rd 30 between St.
.Joe & Appalach. $900 +
1st mo & sec. dep. Call
850-229-6751 or 227-5666

I 6170
Mexico Beach 3 br 2 ba
with deck & screen porch.
Less than 1 block to the
beach. Furnished or unfur-
nished, $850mo, Call
Sundance Realty 850-648-
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7100 Homes.
7110 Beach Home/
7120 Commercial
7130 Condo/Townhouse
'7140 Farms & Ranches
7150 Lots and Acreage
7160 Mobile Homes/Lots
7170 Waterfront
7180 Investment
7190 Out-of-Town
7200 Timeshare


2 br 1 ba Port St.Joe. Cor-
ner lot with bay view. RE-
DUCED $195K. Also ajoin-
ing lot 3br /lba $185K
(850) 762-3252

For Sale By
3 br, 2 ba. 615 Marvin Ave.
Appraised @ $185K obo.,
& 478 Santa Anna 3 br, 2
ba $219K' .obo Call
850-227-4486. or 647-9282
FSBO Born in PSJ But
can't afford to buy here?
We are motivated sellers
would like to talk to you.
2200sf, 4 br, 2 ba, New
AC/heat 8/06' Many more
amenities. 850-229-8754.

House only for Sale! Must
be moved. 5746 Hwy 71 (6
miles N.. of-PSJ). Approx
1400 sf, 3 br,1 ba,hrdwd
floors, C/A, FP, stove,
refig, W/D. Ducky Johnson
has moving cost info.
$18.000 Call Mary Lou @

Income Property
Port St. Joe 4 br, 2 ba
House & 2 Apts. 70%
Remodeled. Income Po-
tential $2,000 /Month. 5
Blocks from New Mari-
na. Pay balance due to
bank. 850-227-5920
Mexico Beach 4 br, 2 ba
screened in rear porch,,
front deci' 2: blocks to'
beacih Prce reduced
1.98K. Call 478-954-2050

St. Joe Beach, close to
Windmark, 3 br, 2 ba, gulf
view, 100 yds off beach,
fully furn'd house, 2 car
garage, Beautiful house!
Sits on 2 lots, $1595 mo;
(770) 331-1989/331-8163.

For Trade
Lot In Seacrest nextV to
Rosemary Beach. Will
trade for house in Pt. St.
Joe. Call Bobby ,@

Below appraised value,
Port St Joe, Beacon Hill, 3
br 3 be, elevator, custom
built, beautiful beach views
$989K, 850-774-5400

Below appraised value,
Port St'Joe Beach 3 br 3
ba, beach, views, $549K,

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98 Acres in Jackson
County. Large oaks, fish
pond and cleared farm
land. $4,500/ac. call

Historical District
of Apalachicola, $249,000,

Mexico Beach Lot
150x100, 1 block from
beach, waterview, FORE-
.CLOSURE Must sell best
offer. 850-596-2057 or

Mexico Beach Lot,
75'x100l, walk to beach.
sell! Best Offer. Call 850-
596-2057 or 271-1453.

Walk to Beach- St. Joe
Beach, cleared lot for sale.
Located on Willow, across
from New round house
$199K. (305) 394-1212.

Waterfront Lot
in Sewanee new Seawall
on fresh waterside. 2 min.
boat ride to Sewanee River
or Gulf. Only vacant lot left.
Will trade for St Joe Beach
Home, valued at $200k.
850-639-3639 or

Wewahltchka 2 acre site,
recently cleared & ready to
build, city water avail $35K
850-639-5123 or 814-2421

BuLckhorn Subdvsn 1/2
acre lots. Great location!
$25K Call Billy. Joe
Smiley 850-340-1213 or
Jessica Peterson
850-227-4183 at Port
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8120 Sports Utility Vehicles
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lOC The Star, Port St. Joe, FL o Thursday, October 5, 200o Estoblished 7937 Serving Gulf county and surrounding areas for 68 years

CAUGHT UP IN THE EXCITEMENT: Black and orange sprinkles
give white-chocolate popcorn balls a Halloween flavor.

1LET YOUR IMAGINATION GO: There's no limit to the coatings you can useto jazz up Caramel Apples.

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Story by ANNE
Photos by CINDY
Freedom News Service
Halloween through a kid's
eyes: It's all about trick-or-
treating, grabbing as much
candy as fast as you can. You
'never want to commit to a
party that night because It cuts
into time better spent hitting
the street.
That's why one Halloween
.party really captured my imag-
ination. We costumed up and
begged to be taken trick-or-
treating first, but no dice. My
mom reminded us that my,
Aunt Doll was 'having a special
party for all our cousins, "and
we'll have candy and treats
My brothers, who had
mapped out a candy-gather-
ing route with military preci-
sion, groaned. I focused on the
word "treats." Treats sounded
homemade, which I preferred
to packaged candy. And since
it was my Aunt Doll, it might
be OK. In the '50s my aunt
was way ahead of the Women's
Lib movement. A Pan Am flight
attendant, she flew to Europe
and Latin America wearing
that fitted uniform, looking
like a Barbie doll and serving
coffee, tea and milk in three
languages. Aunt Doll had style.
This party might be pretty cool
after all.
We pulled up to her front
porch, which was filled" with
glowing jack-o'-lanterns.
Wow! Her house was decked
. out in black and orange and
crammed with countless cous-
ins, all in costume, chasing
A' : ,

each other merrily around the,
living room. She served chili
dogs first, and then it was
straight to the fun.
We bobbed for apples and.
nibbled cinnamon 'doughnuts
suspended from strings. Aunt
Doll had made an array of
homemade goodies that you
could never get on a trick-or-
treating spree: crunchy pop-
corn balls, cupcakes iced with
a thick layer of fudge frosting,
oversized apples enveloped in
dreamy caramel. It's a party
that lives in my memory and
one I'd gladly re-create for
nieces and nephews or grown-
ups, because everyone loves
retro treats.
My aunt showed genius
by keeping the main course
simple. Dogs can be kept in a
steamer and chili in 'a Crock-
Pot. Another easy first course
would be platters of nachos,
quick to throw together before
guests arrive. They can be
zapped in the microwave to
melt the cheese at the last
minute. Or order enough take-
out pizza, tacos or burgers for
a crowd.
For a grown-up party,
offer welcoming spiked hot
cider or hot buttered rums.
If kids attend, have root beer
and orange soda in clear cups
to show off their black and
orange colors.
The homemade treats
can be simple to serve. Make
them ahead or offer a com-
bination of homemade and
store-bought goodies. Hostess
Cupcakes give the party an air
of whimsy and nostalgia. Make
the mock cupcakes included
in these recipes or buy them

packaged at the grocery store.
Caramel apples could also be
purchased at old-fashioned
candy stores or upscale gro-
cery stores..
Make ingredients do dou-
ble duty. Buy extra popcorn to
pop just before guests arrive.
And make good use of
white chocolate in different
guises. The popcorn-ball rec-
ipe calls for melted choco-
late instead of sugar syrup
- there's no boiling or candy
thermometer involved. Get
extra chocolate so you can
double dip apples for a ghostly
white effect. And make sure
you have enough white choco-
late for the cupcake filling.
Create a ,nostalgic look
for the party by using sim-
ple, low-tech decor: black cat
and witch silhouettes, cotton
cobwebs, plastic pumpkins.
If the guests are grown-ups,
play music from your era. If.
the guests' are kids, encour-
age them to make their own
costumes and have a contest
with prizes for most original,
scariest, etc.
When the party begins to
wind down, pass out retro
favors like candy corn and
licorice. The sweets won't last
long, but the memories you're
creating in a child's mind just
might last forever. Aunt Doll
still gets a big hug every time
I see her.
Yield: 6 caramel apples
6 apples, washed and
2 cups peanuts, chopped
1 cup sugar
1 cup dark corn syrup
1 cup heavy cream

2 tablespoons unsalted
Cook's notes: Apples can
be rolled in M&Ms or candy
corn instead of peanuts before
caramel sets. Or wait for cara-
mel ,to set and re-dip in melted
white chocolate and roll- in
crushed Oreo cookies.
Insert 5-inch dowel or ice
pop stick into top of, each
apple. Place nuts in small
Place sugar, corn syrup,
cream and butter in, small
saucepan and bring to boil
over medium-high heat. Cook
until temperature registers
245 degrees on candy ther-
mometer,- about 10-12 min-
Fill large bowl with ice
water. RemoVe saucepan from
heat and briefly plunge into ice
water to stop cooking.
.Dip one apple into car-
amel, coat top and sides
using spoon, and roll in nuts.
Transfer to serving platter.
Repeat with remaining apples.
Nutritional information
(per serving): Calories 785 (70,
percent from fat), fat 61 g, pro-
tein 9.2 g, carbohydrates 50.5
g, fiber 3.2 g, sodium 345 mg,
calcium 48 mg.
Source: Adapted from a
MarthaStewart.com recipe

Yield: 24 small popcorn
8 ounces white chocolate,
4 cups popped popcorn
4 tablespoons black and
orange Halloween sprinkles

CAPTURING THE IMAGINATION; A homemade copycat version
of the Hostess Cupcake is sure to be a big talker at a party.

Procedure: package directions, but -cdo
.Line 2 12-muffin pans by not use paper baking liners.
placing sheet of plastic wrap Transfer to-wire rack and'let
over pans and pushing down cool completely. '
into cups slightly. Prepare filling: In heavy
Over barely simmering medium saucepan over medi-
water, melt chocolate, stirring urn-high heat, bring cream fo
occasionally. Remove from boil. Add white chocolate and
heat and carefully stir in pop- remove from heat. Let mixture
corn to coat evenly. Working stand briefly; stir until smooth.
quickly, take off large spoon- Transfer to metal bowl ainl
fuls of coated popcorn and refrigerate until chilled thor-
form into loose ball size of golf oughly, stirring occasionally.
ball. Place it in cup of muffin (To speed process, set metal
pans to rest, and sprinkle with bowl over a larger bowl of ice
colored sprinkles. water; stir chocolate mixture
These can be wrapped in until cool.) With electric mixer,
colored cellophane with twist- beat white-chocolate mixture
ed ends. Store at room tem- just until fluffy, about 1 min-
perature. ute.

Nutritional information
(per serving):Calories 325 (48
percent from fat), fat 17.3 g,
protein 3.1 g, carbohydrates
40 g, fiber 3.5g, sodium 537
mg, calcium 18 mg
Source: Adapted from a
FoodNetwork.com recipe

Yield: 24 cupcakes
For cupcakes:
1 package, 18.25 ounces,
chocolate cake mix
For filling:
1 cup heavy whipping
6 ounces white chocolate
For frosting :.
1 package, 15 ounces,
commercial pourable choco-
late icing
For decoration:
1 cup powdered sugar
1 tablespoon milk, plus a
little more
Prepare cupcakes: Follow

Transfer filling to pastry
bag fitted with 3/8-inch plain
tip. Insert pastry tip 1/4 inch
into bottom of each cupcake
and squeeze a little filling into
each one.
Prepare frosting: Follow
package directions on pour-
able chocolate icing and frost
Prepare decoration: Mix
powdered, sugar with milk.
This will make stiff frosting.
Add few drops of milk at a
time until piping consistency
is achieved. Using pastry bag
fitted with a plain tip, add
loop pattern to top of each
Nutritional information
(per cupcake): Calories 327
(65 percent from fat), fat 23.6
g, protein 8.2 g, carbohydrates
21 g, fiber 0.9 g, sodium 200
mg, calcium 10 mg '
Source: An amalgam of
copycat recipes found on the

V-: :

DOUBLE DUTY: A Halloween-themed candle holder is perfect for displaying White-Chocolate Popcorn Balls.

10C The Star, Port St. Joe, FL-ThrdyOcoe5,20

Established 7937 Serving Gulf county and surrounding areas for 68 years


The Star, Port St. Joe, FL Thursday, October 5, 2006 1I

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Kitchen -
about Princess Diana and
Prince Charles," says Jeannie
Bryant of Colorado Springs,
"and I knew I wanted to have
one just like theirs like the
stove in the home where they
lived. And I wanted to pretend
to cook like professionals."
Bryant, who owns a 116-
year-old home, also wanted to
restore the vintage look of the
kitchen. When she moved into

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the home in 1983, the kitchen
had been redone to look more
"I wanted to bring back the
charming look of a Victorian
home," she says. "Old houses
had free-standing appliances.
And I thought the Viking stove
would look great. Once I found
one and bought it, that became
the focus of the entire kitchen

If you're not sure you want
to spend thousands of dollars
for one appliance, you can go
for demos and take them on
a "test drive" through several
vendors. It only makes sense
to go this extra step: After all,
the price tag for outfitting a
kitchen with the full lineup of
restaurant-style equipment -
range, fridge and dishwasher
- starts at about $20,000.

To cook like a pro, you need the type of appliances that professionals use. Better Homes
and Gardens magazine calls them "hybrid" appliances equipment with the look and power
of restaurant equipment, but are safer and easier to use. Here's what you can expect from these
high-end helpers;
They come in 30-, 48-, and 60-inch widths, but they can slide into standard, 24-inch-deep
counter spaces and be flush to the back wall. High-power burners deliver up to 15,000 British
thermal units (BTUs) of heat (about twice the amount of heat of a regular residential stove).
Continuous cast-iron grates make it easy to slide heavy cookware over the burners. Accessories
can include grills, griddles and woks.
Advantages: More burners usually six, instead of the usual four let you cook more
things at once; higher heat warms foods faster and keeps liquids at a boil; there's usually one
simmering 500-BTU burner to keep delicate sauces warm.
But the high BTU means more heat, steam and odors, so a more powerful ventilation sys-
tem is required one that will exhaust at least 600 to J.000 cubic feet of air per minute.
Cost: $4,000 to $12,000
These come in 24- 27-, 30-, and 36-inch widths with standard cleaning and self-cleaning
options. They can be convection or tri-convection (convection with microwave oven).
Advantages: More oven racks. Wolf has a full-extension bottom rack that pulls completely
out onto the oven door. It also has a hydraulic door damper system that allows you to effort-
lessly open and close the door. It will never slam closed or drop open.
Cost: $1,500 to $4,800
Professional-stjrle refrigerators and freezers have the same look as commercial stainless-
steel models. Some have glass doors, or they can be covered with wood to match cabinets.
Features include multiple temperature zones for certam foods and wines. Sub-Zero is the
gold standard because it's the only unit with two compressors. which maintains coldness and
Advantages: Bigger sizes provide more storage space for large trays and stock pots. Can be
built inor freestanding. /
But some use more electricity than residential units and can be noisier because of the
heavy-dutv compressors.
Cost: 85.400 to S12.000
SExpect designer stvlmu and bigger capacity from these upscale brands: Asko, Bosch. MNile.
iHaier. Siemens and Fisher & Paykel A
.Adv'antages: European units conserve more water, from one to four fewer gallons per wash
than most domestic models, which translates to lower utility'bills.
They are easier to load with adjustable racks and are quieter to run.
S Cost: 8350 to S2.000 ,

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Each Office Indepedidnily Owned ad Operated

First united Methodist Church of Port St Joe Presents it's2ndAnnual


October .16

- 31, 2006

(Monday thru Saturday)

Many sizes and prices to choose from:

Minis Wee Be Littles Spookies

Bulk Pumpkins and Gourds

also available.

Come and share with us!

We will also have story time for

children, pumpkin painting, face

painting, games and much more!

School field trips welcome!

For more information please call

the church office at

(850) 227-1724

Proceeds to benefit the youth

ministries of the church.


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focus is on quality, fresh sea-
food, nothing is ever frozen.
It's not an extensive menu, but
it is a quality one."
Carrie said the res-
taurant still has about
150 seats, but has recon-
figured its seating so it
appears larger. They have
also built an outdoor stage
to accommodate all the
added entertainment.
For the fall and winter
months, the restaurant
offers several .weekly spe-
cials, including Monday
night football specials,
Tuesday two-for-one oys-
ters on' the half shell, and
all-you-can-eat crab legs' on
A major change, albeit in
a small package, is the addi-
tion of a fresh seafood market
housed in the tiny bait shop

at the edge of the marina, on
the east side of the restaurant.
The tiny shop, colorfully deco-
rated with wind chimes, fish

Dockside Grill Hours:
Sunday: 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
11 a.m.-10 p.m.
11 a.m.-12 midnight

nets, metal art and signs, still
sells bait, but also the same
selection of fresh seafood that
is served in the restaurant.
Fresh seafood is another
avenue that Trahan is pursu-

ing outside of Dockside Cafe
and Loggerhead Grill.
Around Nov. 15, Trahan, in
partnership with Kevin Bradley
of Kevin's Seafood, a well-
known local seafood dis-
tributor, is opening Kevin's
Wholesale Seafood and
Steam Bar on 40th Street
in Mexico Beach. It will be
in half of the old Bob and
Jeff's Auto Repair shop,
next to the new Bayside
Bank branch.
"This will be our
source of fresh seafood,
said Trahan. "The public
will get first crack at the
freshest seafood we can
get our hands on. And area
restaurants can just call in
and see what's fresh that day.
It goes back to our philosophy
of value from the start."


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The tiny fresh seafood market sits on the east side of the restaurant at the edge of the docks.

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And have them filled at Pitts Pharmacy, Inc.
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